Tullow Oil invests $6 M in education through scholarship program

Tullow Oil has invested $6 million in global scholarship programme.

The Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme (TGSS), now in its fourth year, is sponsoring over 110 scholars in Oil & Gas related postgraduate degrees.

Scholars will begin their studies this September at leading universities in the UK, France and Ireland.

“Tullow supports scholars from a range of countries where we have operations, including Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Côte d’Ivoire, Mauritania, Suriname, Guyana, and Uruguay. Students will study post graduate degrees in subjects including Petroleum Engineering, Oil & Gas Law, Energy & Environment, and Logistics & Supply Chain,” the company explained in the release.

Tullow states that many students from the 2012/13 intake of TGSS scholars celebrated significant achievements as a result of their studies. Below are a just a few examples:

– Joshua Ayinbora from Ghana studied Petroleum and Gas Engineering at the University of Salford and received a Distinction as well as a certificate of merit from the Society of Petroleum Engineers for being the pioneer Vice President of the society at Salford University;

– Clement Migai from Kenya studied International Commercial Law at the Robert Gordon University and won the 2013 Sweet & Maxwell Prize for best student in Law Postgraduate International Programmes;

– El-Hadj-Hassane Timite from Côte d’Ivoire took an MBA in Audit at the La Rochelle Business School and was awarded a certificate for the best thesis; and

– Brenda Amanda from Uganda studied Oil & Gas Engineering at the University of Aberdeen and she and her team of three students won the SPE Offshore PetroLeague Competition.

Frederick Bright, Biotechnology graduate from Teeside University and TGSS scholar, commented:
“I am proud to have achieved a distinction in my studies. I am happy to have returned to Ghana to use the skills I have learnt for the benefit of my country.”

Aidan Heavey, Chief Executive, commented:
“The Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme, now in its fourth year, is helping to create a legacy of academic and technical expertise, supporting students to gain employment and bring their enhanced capacity to their countries’ Oil & Gas industry. The scheme aims to address industry skills gaps and national capacity development requirements, and demonstrates our commitment to the countries where we operate.”

The TGSS is a key part of Tullow’s overall approach to education and capacity building, which supports nationals in company’s countries of operation to participate in the Oil & Gas industry. A main requirement of the scheme is that scholars return to their home country to contribute to the future development of their country. As well as post graduate degrees, the next phase will include technical and vocational courses and will explore opportunities for awards in countries where Tullow operates.

The TGSS is wholly administered by the British Council.

Press Release, September 02, 2014; Image: Tullow Oil

 

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