Accugas Limited and the Inoyo Toro Foundation have granted full university education scholarships to 50 students from Akwa Ibom State through the Savannah Energy Education and Internship Training programme.
The 50 students, who were selected through a rigorous screening process led by university professors, were presented with the scholarships during the SEE-IT 2023 Annual Teachers/Scholarship Awards held recently in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
A statement by the firm said the SEE-IT scholarship packages covered full tuition, accommodation, textbook, and living costs for the duration of the beneficiaries’ university education in Nigeria.
The programme also presented awards to 19 secondary school teachers, three principals and five mentors of secondary school teachers, who have positively impacted their pupils in Akwa Ibom State public secondary schools. The awards covered five subjects namely, Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics and Physics.
Managing Director, Savannah, Nigeria, Pade Durotoye, said, education is an important part of Savannah’s sustainability strategy, where our first pillar focuses on promoting socio-economic prosperity within the countries in which we operate. As a company, we have invested over US$1bn in Nigeria, especially in the South East, to deliver Projects that Matter. We are delighted and proud to be able to impact so many lives and I am particularly pleased that we are offering full university education scholarships to the 50 students until they graduate.”
Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Umo Eno, who was represented by Commissioner for Education, Akwa Ibom State, Mrs Idongesit Etiebet, said,
“This annual event has become a reference point in our Public-Private Partnership arrangements in the education sector of the state. Your demonstration to launch a fully funded scholarship award to accommodate 50 students of Akwa Ibom State origin, admitted into public or private universities in Nigeria, as well as conferment of excellence awards on teachers who excelled in the teaching of Biology, Chemistry, English Language, Mathematics and Physics, deserves commendation.”