Oil company boosts science studies in Edo school
As part of efforts to boost the study of science in schools, a group of oil firms and oil servicing company in Edo state has donated an Ultra Modern Science laboratory to Students of Emaudo Secondary School in Esan West local government area of Edo State.
The laboratory, which included Physics, Biology and Chemistry, was built to rekindle the interest of students in science subjects.
The firm, under the umbrella of ‘Agbami co –ventures is a joint venture of Chevron, NNPC, Famfa Oil, Stat Oil and Petrobras.
In his address at the project inauguration, Director of Star Deepwater Petroleum Richard Kennedy said the laboratory would help the students to develop more interest in science and technology which is only being studied by a few in our secondary schools.
“The science laboratory donation is one of the programs in our social investment plan aimed at improving the teaching and learning of science subjects in our schools. This would further help in building our children’s interest in science subjects. The Agbami co-ventures recognise the importance of education as a catalyst for unlocking potentials of the youths and developing their capacity for societal relevance.
“This particular project therefore is a product of our efforts to help generate and improve access to education for all Nigerians through the donation of science laboratory complexes, electronic libraries and scholarship.
“We are particularly encouraged by the results of our social investment in Education through the Agbami Scholarship Program. About 13, 965 students in various universities in the country have benefited from the program out of which 64 have graduated with first class honours or its equivalent.