Total E&P Uganda has flagged off three scholars who were selected to pursue Masters’ programs in Geoscience disciplines at the renowned French Petroleum Institute (IFP) School in Paris, France.

The successful candidates who underwent a thorough identification and recruitment exercise are Deogratius Lingo, Victoria Arena Nalwoga and Gideon Kibirige.

The scholars’ recruitment process included technical and panel interviews with Total Energies group and assessments by the IFP School board to finally be selected.

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The students were flagged off by outgoing TotalEnergies Uganda Country chair and General Manger, Pierre Jessua at Total E&P Uganda, Kampala office.

Speaking at the function, Mr Jessua congratulated the students on their achievement and offered words of encouragement. He also reminded them to openly communicate with the designated contact persons especially in case they face any challenges.

The students travelled to IFP School on 28th August 2021 and are set to start their academic year on 1st September 2021.

Launched in 2012, Total E&P Uganda’s Masters’ Scholarship Program targets brilliant scholars interested in pursuing science and technical disciplines. To date, 13 scholars have successfully graduated from the program with 9 retained by the Company. Through the program, graduate scholars are equipped with the right knowledge and skills to participate in the development of Uganda’s oil and gas industry as well as other sectors.

By partnering with some of the best institutions in the country to offer scholars with top notch education and scholarship opportunities, the Company aims to contribute to a pool of trained human resources in Uganda. These highly trained individuals will have the capacity to participate in the overall development of the country through their various chosen fields of study.