Accugas partners Inoyo Foundation to improve learning outcomes with SEE-IT
Accugas Limited, the midstream subsidiary of Savannah Energy Plc., has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Inoyo Toro Foundation, a non-profit educational foundation based in Akwa Ibom State, for the establishment of the Savannah Energy Education and Internship Training (SEE-IT) programme within public secondary schools in Akwa Ibom and Cross River states.
Savannah Energy Plc is an AIM-quoted British independent energy company focused on the delivery of projects that matter, active in Cameroon, Niger, and Nigeria.
Programmes in the initiative include, teachers’ awards for excellence in teaching by public secondary school teachers in Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics, and Physics; the Grand Mentors’ awards for teachers who successfully mentor other teachers to become award winners in the five selected subjects; the principals’ awards for exceptional school heads providing a conducive teaching and learning environment for teachers and students; the establishment of environmental awareness watch clubs across selected Akwa Ibom and Cross River States public secondary schools, and an annual public secondary schools’ quiz competition across both states.
Others are awards of full scholarships (school fees and living costs) to up to 20 students each year covering the number of years required to obtain a degree in their chosen field of study within any university (private or public) in Nigeria, and internship opportunities to the students receiving scholarships from Savannah Energy.
The Regional Manager, South East, and Head of stakeholder Relations, Savannah Energy, Nkoyo Etuk, in her remarks, said: “Education is an important part of Savannah’s corporate social responsibility, and integral to our purpose, to meaningfully contribute to the economic development of our host communities and the countries in which we operate through the development of projects that will make a material difference.
“The SEE-IT programme is expected to enhance access to education and improve the quality of education in both Akwa Ibom and Cross Rivers states. We look forward to working with the Inoyo Toro Foundation and to seeing the results of this exciting partnership.”
On his part, the Chairman of the Screening Committee, Inoyo Toro Foundation, Prof Enobong Joshua, said: “The Inoyo Toro Foundation is pleased to collaborate with Savannah on this programme. We have a long-standing relationship with Savannah, which we believe will be further strengthened by this ground-breaking initiative in education.
The SEE-IT programme comes at a time when we need to move Akwa Ibom State’s education architecture forward and re-organise it. We are optimistic that the programme will support the state government’s education development agenda.”
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