Tullow Oil Ghana has awarded scholarships to 50 young enterprising Ghanaians to pursue various master’s degree programmes in oil and gas related fields in some leading universities in the United Kingdom. The beneficiaries were selected form 3,531 applicants.
This year’s beneficiaries bring to 100 the number of Ghanaians who are benefiting from the Tullow group scholarships scheme being rolled out in partnership with the British Council.
At a farewell reception for the awardees yesterday, the president and General Manger of Tullow Ghana, Mr Adai Jones, said the initiatives was a core part of the company’s educational and capacity- building commitment to support the development of the oil industry in Ghana.
“The Tullow group scholarship scheme is our way of ensuring that we bring real lasting benefits to the economy of Ghana. In Ghana, our primary objective at the time of the launch of the programme was to ensure the long-term sustainable growth of the industry,’ he said.
The scholarship support, he said, should be seen as continuing evidence of Tullow’s commitment as a long- term investor, adding, “So scholarships on an annual basis are a major contribution to the human resource capacity building of Ghana.”
Mr Jones advised the beneficiaries to build on excellent performance of those who pioneered the scheme by exhibiting the highest sense of patriotism.
In a speech read on behalf, a former first lady, Dr Naadu Mills, said education was an asset by which Ghanaians would be able to realize a significant part of their God-given potential.
She entreated the beneficiaries to grab the opportunity and apply themselves tenaciously and diligently to the courses they were embarking on.
The Minister of Education, Prof Jane Naana Opoku- Agyeman, said it was important for all countries to position themselves to develop their human resource to protect their natural resources.
The British High Commission, Mr Peter Jones, advised the beneficiaries to be brave, positive and be themselves.
Source: Daily Graphic
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