Accugas Limited, the midstream subsidiary of Savannah Energy PLC, has announced that it 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 located in Akwa Ibom and Cross River States.
The SEE-IT programme is listed to include: teachers’ awards for excellence in teaching by public secondary school teachers in Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics and Physics; Grand Mentors’ awards for teachers who successfully mentor other teachers to become award winners in the five selected subjects; Principals’ awards for exceptional school heads providing a conducive teaching and learning environment for teachers and students and Establishment of environmental awareness watch clubs across selected Akwa Ibom and Cross River States public secondary schools.
others are an annual public secondary schools’ quiz competition across Akwa Ibom and Cross River States; award of full scholarships (school fees and living costs) to up to twenty 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.
The Regional Manager, South East and Head, Stakeholder Relations, Savannah, Nkoyo Etuk, 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.”
The Chairman of the Screening Committee, Inoyo Toro Foundation, 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.”