CNOOC Uganda, an oil and gas company has today awarded 90 best performing Hoima district students. The “CNOOC Best Performer’s Award” seeks to award the Best PLE, UCE and UACE level students under its Corporate Social Responsibility Program.
Inaugurated in 2012, the awards are aimed at encouraging better performance to the students in Hoima District.
To date, the Program has rewarded a total of 150 students, with 60 and 90 in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
In 2015, an addition of 90 more students will be rewarded which will bring the cumulative total of BPA beneficiaries to 240 students at PLE, UCE and UACE levels.
Awarding the students with prize money and certificates is a move to motivate and indirectly improve performance of students in Hoima District in regard to national standings.
Hoima district is currently experiencing rapid development which CNOOC Uganda believes that the better the youth are prepared and the education sector transformed, the more the residents shall benefit from the industry.
A total of US$12,550 equivalent of around UGX 37,000,000/= (Thirty Seven Million Uganda Shillings) has been awarded to the best performing students this year.
The students were selected by the office of the District Education Officer, Hoima District based on the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) results with 20 percent from the Hoima Municipality schools and 80 percent from the rest of the district.
The ceremony was presided over by the Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Sports, Hon. Jessica Alupo who commended CNOOC Uganda for supporting the education sector in line with Government’s development plans.
Aminah Bukenya, CNOOC Uganda’s Public Relations Supervisor said, “CNOOC Best Performer’s Award affirms our willingness to be a good neighbor to the communities in which we operate and commit to be a win-win situation with its stakeholders in the region.”
By Joshua Mutale.