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CNOOC Uganda Celebrates Academic Excellence In Grand Send-Off Ceremony For Scholarship Beneficiaries

Liu Xiangdong (2nd Right), President of CNOOC Uganda Limited with some of the beneficiaries

CNOOC Uganda Limited, a key player in Uganda’s oil and gas sector, held a prestigious send-off ceremony to celebrate the achievements of its International Scholarship Program beneficiaries. The event marked a significant milestone in the journey of three outstanding Ugandan students who are set to pursue a Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering at the China University of Petroleum-East China.

The purpose of this scholarship program is to enhance capacity building and skills development in the oil and gas industry, to promote and ensure National Content participation in the oil and gas industry, and to further demonstrate that CNOOC Uganda Limited values its area of operation and communities in it.  Since 2014, CNOOC Uganda Limited has so far sponsored a total number of eight (8) Ugandan students, 5 at the bachelor’s level and 3 at the master’s level to undertake studies at China University of Petroleum (East China). These will continue in their footsteps to become our future drilling engineers, production engineers, and completions engineers in the Ugandan oil and gas sector.

Jean Remmy Amanya, one of the beneficiaries of this prestigious scholarship expressed gratitude and joy as he thanked CNOOC Uganda Limited and everyone involved in awarding him the scholarship. He also acknowledged his fellow scholarship winners and their collective commitment to a brighter future, emphasizing the importance of education as a transformative tool for Uganda and the world. Amanya reaffirmed their dedication to academics and the opportunities in China, concluding with congratulations to his fellow scholarship winners and blessings for their pursuit of academic excellence.

Mr. Liu Xiangdong, President of CNOOC Uganda Limited, expressed immense pride and honor in bidding farewell to these remarkable young scholars. He emphasized the company’s unwavering commitment to education, capacity building, and national content development in Uganda. The three scholarship recipients, consisting of one female and two males, were chosen through a highly competitive selection process, highlighting their exceptional academic prowess and dedication. Mr. Liu also conveyed his heartfelt congratulations to the scholarship recipients, recognizing their dedication to their studies and their potential to be future leaders of Uganda. He also extended gratitude to the parents, guardians, and families present for their unwavering support and emphasized their crucial role in the student’s success.

CNOOC Uganda Limited has a broader commitment to capacity-building initiatives within Uganda, including The Best Performers Awards, and Vocational Skills training programs. This is just one of the ways through which CNOOC Uganda Limited is empowering youth and contributing to the nation’s development.

The send-off ceremony was attended by representatives from various departments within CNOOC Uganda Limited, the scholarship beneficiaries, and their parents, who contributed to the significance of the occasion.

The event concluded with good wishes, an official send-off, and a memorable photo moment for the scholarship beneficiaries. As they embark on their journey to China, these students carry with them not only their academic aspirations but also the collective support and best wishes of CNOOC Uganda Limited, their families, and their nation.

Committed to responsible operations, CNOOC Uganda Limited strives to make a positive impact by supporting sustainable development initiatives and empowering local communities.

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