Tullow Oil’s international scholarship awards to boost mining sector

10 scholars from Kenya have received the Tullow Group Scholarships and are already in the process of selecting their universities of choice in the UK for further studies.

The Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme began in 2011 in Ghana. It has since been expanded to ten countries in Sub-Saharan Africa including Kenya.

British Council administers the scholarship programme on behalf of Tullow Group in the countries where it operates. The scholarships are for Masters-level students wishing to study in the UK.

The Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme aims to build capacity in areas where Tullow’s host countries experience significant skills gaps, especially, but not exclusively, around their oil and gas industries. The Scheme is aligned with Tullow’s aim of supporting long-term socio-economic development in countries where it operates.

Scholarships are available to those who are committed to making a contribution to their own country’s development. The Scheme gives candidates a chance to receive a high standard of education from internationally recognised institutions, which can then be applied in the scholar’s home country.

The scholarship currently covers Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Gabon, Cote d’ Ivoire, Congo Brazzaville, Uruguay, Guyana, Mauritania, Ivory Coast, Suriname and is globally coordinated by the British Council Ghana Office.

In 2012, 10 scholars from Kenya received Tullow Group Scholarships and are currently enrolled in various leading UK universities including Robert Gordon University, London South Bank University, University of Nottingham, Abertay Dundee, Reading and Portsmouth.

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Author: Samuel Kamau Mbote

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