Tullow Oil to educate 100 Africans on Oil and Gas

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Tullow Oil has announced that it is now receiving scholarship applications from interested students in the oil and gas sectors in seven African countries it operates.

Among countries that can apply include: Kenya, Uganda, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Ethiopia and Mauritania with applications open from January 31st to 28th February 2014.

The scholarships that are managed by the British Council aims to build capacity in countries Tullow Oil operates in and where the company experiences skill gaps in the oil and gas industries though this fields are not exclusive.

Among course areas that students can study under the scholarship program include:Engineering and technology, Environment and Geosciences,Oil and Gas Economics, Business Journalism, Logistics and Supply Chain, Law and legal courses and sciences apart from medicine,

According to Tullow Oil the number of awards/scale of investment in the Scholarship scheme for each country is appropriate to the phase (the project life cycle) of Tullow’s business in that country at present.

The scholarship covers: full tuition fees, a monthly stipend, travel costs, warm clothing, and baggage allowance with the cost of the package per scholar is in the region of $60,000 per annum.

Successful applicants will have an option of choosing from over 50 UK universities.

Last year the company sponsored another 100 students who are now partaking their studies in various universities.

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Author: Samuel Kamau Mbote

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