Fourteen students comprising 11 Bachelor of Technology and 3 City and Guild programmes of Takoradi Technical University have won the Tullow Science and Innovation scholarship award aimed at building the human capacity and core competencies of beneficiaries to participate more effectively in the Oil, Gas and allied industries.
The scheme formed part of interventions by the Tullow to kick-starting and implementing its capacity building strategy.
The award to students of the faculties of Engineering and Applied Sciences was geared towards improving their knowledge in their respective fields of study in order to play critical role in the Oil, Gas and other related sectors of the Ghanaian economy.
In his address, the Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, Hon. Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, lauded the collaborative effort between Takoradi Technical University and Tullow Ghana to drive the needed human capital for developing, sustaining and achieving the desired level of development that will transform the fortunes of the country.
Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng reiterated the governments’ commitment to the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Ghana educational institutions to facilitate the socio-economic development of the country.
He charged the beneficiaries of the award to build the right attitude towards studies and make a case for their selection by studying hard, especially in the sciences, to contribute towards the accelerated development of the country.
The Vice Chancellor of TTU, Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun, on his part, commended Tullow for their unflinching support to the University over the past ten years which has seen the establishment of the Jubilee Technical Training Centre: a specialized centre for the training of personnel for the oil and gas industry.
According to Rev. Prof. John Eshun, the University’s’ vision was to be the most preferred Engineering and Applied Sciences University of choice devoted to excellent teaching and industrial research to train competent world class human resource for strategic development of the industry.
Announcing the scholarship award to 14 the students of the Takoradi Technical University, the Managing Director of Tullow Ghana, Mr. Charles Darko indicated that the strategy involves the training of young people in skills development, specifically in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to prepare them for the job market.
Mr. Charles Darko added that the award was to complement government’s efforts at improving science education in Ghana.