Four Ugandans have won scholarships to pursue Masters Degrees in the UK in various fields related to the oil and gas industry under the Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme (TGSS).
The Tullow Scholarship Scheme, now in its 4th year, aims to support national participation in the oil and gas industry and in other sectors that promote economic diversification.
Tullow Oil has now offered a total of 55 scholarships to Ugandans for degree studies in the UK as one of its initiatives to address industry skills gaps and national capacity development requirements in Uganda.
This year the scheme will support postgraduate degrees in Engineering Management, Infrastructure Engineering, Environmental Technology and Petroleum and Gas Engineering at University of Birmingham, University of Surrey, Coventry University and University of Salford respectively.
Speaking at a send-off event, one of the scholarship recipients, Christine Asiimwe said she was honored to be one of the few fortunate Ugandans to receive the scholarship.
“I look forward to return to Uganda equipped to participate in the growth of the oil and gas sector and to share the knowledge I receive with others”, she added.
Jimmy Mugerwa, the Tullow Uganda General Manager congratulated the successful candidates for making it to the final stage and wished them success in their studies.
“I know that you have gone through a rigorous selection process to get here and I’m pleased that you are the successful candidates. Congratulations,” he said.
“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,” he added.
The Tullow Scholarship scheme is run in partnership with the British Council offices in Uganda, Kenya and Ghana and has so far benefitted a total of 344 African Scholars from the three countries.