February 23, 2017 - In a brief ceremony at Ashesi, Tullow Oil officially launched its partnership with Ashesi to provide scholarships to under-resourced students to study Engineering. The scheme, which will provide approximately $500,000 in scholarship cover, is part of a broader effort from Tullow to build capacity in areas where the company's host countries experience significant skills gaps. Through the scheme, Tullow hopes to contribute to building long term institutional capacity in its host countries, while giving students a chance to receive high quality education.
“Over the years, Tullow has been a key partner in terms of helping us train students, by providing internships and playing an active role in supporting career centred initiatives at Ashesi,” said Ebenezer Buckman, Director of External Relations at Ashesi. “This new partnership is a key step towards strengthening the relationship we already have."
“At Tullow, we believe that education is the bedrock of our society, a requisite for Ghana’s development,” said Lina Sowah, Senior Geologist at Tullow. “Since 2010, Tullow has supported education and scholarship as part of our tenet of shared prosperity to grow and build the capacity of Ghanaian students in various fields of study. In 2017, we decided to focus more on the development of Science, Technology and Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in our institutions of study, here in Ghana. This directed focus provides access and opportunity for us to support the next generation of students for a technology-driven society and world, which we find ourselves in, particularly for the jobs here in Ghana, and also in oil and gas industry, which is our prime business.”
Five students, Nana Oye Djan ’19, Victor Hazel ’19, Tubare Kolah ’21, Allnice Hannah Mensah ’21 and Michael Osei ’21, have been selected as the first group of beneficiaries of the scholarship scheme.
Tullow Oil is a leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company. The Group has interests in 90 exploration and production licences across 16 countries which are managed as three Business Delivery Teams: West Africa, East Africa and New Ventures.
Tullow has a balanced portfolio of exploration, development and production assets which are split into three Business Delivery Teams: West Africa, East Africa and New Ventures.