17 December 2015, Eket – In line with its commitment to the development of education, ExxonMobil, a major oil company in Nigeria, has launched an academic reward programme to encourage excellence in public primary schools in Akwa Ibom State.
It was gathered that 5,011 pupils have already been selected for the reward that will see the best 10 academically performing pupils in each class from primary one to six across 85 schools, receive mathematical sets, pencil pouches, water bottles and exercise books.
Speaking during the pilot presentation of the items to pupils in primary schools drawn from the company’s neighbouring local government areas of Eket, Ibeno, Esit Eket and Onna, at a ceremony held in Eket, Joint Venture Maintenance Manager, Mike Attah, reiterated the company’s history of partnership with the state government culminating in the upgrade of facilities in both primary and secondary schools.
“In the last four years, we have commitment of over N57 million under the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC/MPN) Mobil Producing Nigeria Joint Venture Secondary Scholarship targeting indigent students from Akwa Ibom State.
“In addition, over N4 billion had been spent on the NNPC/MPN Joint Venture Undergraduate Scholarship to Nigerian students and it may interest you to know that 50 percent of this am