By Victoria Onehi
Accugas Limited, a subsidiary of Savannah Energy PLC, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with the Inoyo Toro Foundation 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.
In a statement, 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.”
Chairman of the Screening Committee, Inoyo Toro Foundation Professor 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.”
Inoyo Toro Foundation, a educational foundation based in Akwa Ibom State and the SEE-IT programme includes:
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; Internship opportunities to the students receiving scholarships from Savannah.
It also includes Teachers’ awards for excellence in teaching by public secondary school teachers in Biology, Chemistry, English, Mathematics and Physics amongst others.