The General Manager of Aker Energy Ghana Limited, Jan Helge Skogen has reiterated the company’s desire to develop a tertiary level scholarship for students already on the company’s scholarship scheme.
The oil giant as part of its social impact initiatives, awarded scholarships to 200 brilliant but needy students to advance their study at the Senior High School level.
The company learning of the impact it had made over the past years, will in the coming years roll out a new scholarship scheme to support beneficiaries up to the tertiary level.
Speaking about Aker Energy’s intentions going forward, Helge Skogen says the company would soon put it’s plans into action.
”You have heard this before, but it is worth repeating that Aker Energy has plans to develop a tertiary level scholarship so that students we are supporting now can look forward to continuing their education to the tertiary level” he said.
Presently, Aker Energy aligns with GNPC in a “Scholars Programme” that collaborates with twelve partner schools in the region. They include; Ghana Secondary Technical School, Archbishop Porter Girls Senior High School, Nsein Senior High School, Nkroful Agriculture Senior High School, Fijai Senior High School, Ahantaman Senior High School, Sekondi College, St. John’s Senior High School, Sekondi Nursing and Midwifery Training College, Kikam Technical Institute and St. Theresa’s Vocational Institute.
These schools offer satisfactory boarding and educational facilities, good disciplinary and academic records. The scholarship scheme is aimed at enhancing the human capital development in its six project affected districts in the Western Region; Shama, Sekondi-Takoradi, Effia-Kwesimintsim, Ahanta West, Nzema East, Ellembelle and Jomoro.
A total 800 students have since 2012 benefited from the scholarship.