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The TGSS aims to support national participation in the oil and gas industry and in other sectors that promote economic diversification.
The fundamental objective of the scheme is to address both existing industry skills gaps and national capacity development requirements.
This is aligned to Tullow’s aim to support long-term socio-economic growth in countries where it operates.
The scheme will support postgraduate degree, technical training and vocational studies across a wide range of courses from Geosciences, Petroleum Engineering, Oil and Gas Engineering, to Agriculture, Environmental and Forestry Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Logistics and Supply Chain, Law, Business and much more.
The TGSS is run through a partnership between Tullow and the British Council – an internationally recognised service provider in the area of scholarship management and partnership brokerage in higher education around the world.
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations.
With a strong profile in Africa, the British Council has a solid track record in running educational programmes to support development goals and priorities.
The candidates were selected from over 2000 Ugandan applicants following the call for applications for the scheme in March 2012.
20 scholarships were offered nationwide, of which six were earmarked for candidates from Hoima and Buliisa districts where Tullow operates, in order to encourage participation in the industry by locals.
Speaking at the send off dinner, Eoin Mekie, General Manager Tullow Uganda congratulated the successful candidates saying, “We are pleased to be extending this opportunity to brilliant and talented Ugandans who will participate in the growth and success of the oil and gas industry and economic diversification in Uganda”.
“Tullow believes in developing local capacity of Ugandans not only to support the oil and gas industry but to support national talent and their participation in diverse economic sectors that will contribute to the growth of the nation’s economy,” he added
The full Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme was launched on the 25th January 2012 offering up to 110 scholarships across the following countries: Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Gabon, Mauritania and Côte d’Ivoire.
The scholarships were made available to applicants who are committed to making a contribution to the development of their respective countries.
As part of the scholarship award process, applicants had to successfully pass all stages of British Council assessments, security checks, International English Language Tests (IELTS), and obtain a placement in a recommended university before they could be awarded with the Tullow Group Scholarship.
The 20 candidates are a crop of brilliant young Ugandan professionals from different sectors of business, science and Law.
Nassaka Hanifah Lubega will study Oil and Gas Engineering at the University of Aberdeen.
Masika Lorna is set for a Masters in Business Administration at the University of
Kiiza Owen, from Buliisa, will attend a Hospitality and Tourism Management course at University College Birmingham while Aliganyira John Bosco will check at the University of Aberdeen for a post graduate course in Gas Engineering.
Tibagendeka Michael is set to study Business Administration at the University of Central Lancashire while Nakiryowa Hellen goes to the University of Leeds for
LLM International Banking and Finance Law.
Arinaitwe Patson Wilbroad will study Oil and Gas Law at Robert Gordon University. He expects to contribute to policies and regulations that can achieve the desired need of sustainable development in the energy and mineral sector in Uganda.
Nakamya Emilly goes for a MSc (Econ) Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance at the University of Aberdeen and Nabusoba Irene has been booked at Heriot-Watt University for a MSc Petroleum Engineering.
Kanagwa Elizabeth Kyaterekera heads to the University of Nottingham for a
MSc Environmental and Resource Engineering while Ntakimanye Aggrey ( Hoima)is yet to be confirmed for a MSc in Geographical Information Science at the University College Dublin.
Amanda Brenda travels to the University of Aberdeen for a course in MSc Oil and Gas Engineering and hopes to become a policy maker in Uganda’s oil industry and mentor the young minds of aspiring engineers to their development in the sector.
Ssentongo Ambrose will go for a MSc Safety and Reliability Engineering at the University of Aberdeen while Angudubo Geofrey will pursue a MSc in Reservoir Evaluation And Management at Heriot-Watt University.
Luwaga Carol goes to University of Aberdeen for a LLB in Oil and Gas and hopes to contribute to the development of a firm regulatory framework for Uganda’s oil sector.
Bamwitirewa Timothy ( Buliisa) heads to the University of Portsmouth for a MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Byaruhanga Robert ( Hoima) joins the University of Coventry for a MSc in Oil and Gas Management.
Atuhairwe Ronald (Hoima) is set to study Electrical power systems engineering
At the University of Manchester while Muhangi Robert ( Buliisa) will do Management Science and Finance at the same university.
Jumba Peter Kiwanuka will do a course in Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance at the University of Aberdeen.