20 February 2017, Lagos – A total of 19 academics from different universities in Nigeria have benefited from Shell’s sabbatical programme, which was introduced in 1980.
They have begun research attachments in several fields of study in the latest phase of the sabbatical and internship programme of The Shell Petroleum Development Company Nigeria Limited (SPDC) Joint Venture.
According to a statement by Shell’s spokesperson in Nigeria, Mr. Bamidele Odugbesan, the eight professors and 11 research interns commenced their programmes in January 2017, seeking to build industry knowledge and understanding in such fields as biodiversity, petroleum engineering, geophysics, impact assessment, community health and oil and gas exploration.
It said the recipients are from the University of Benin, University of Ibadan, Niger Delta University, University of Ilorin, University of Lagos, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ahmadu Bello University, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, University of Calabar and University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
The statement quoted Shell’s General Manager, External Relations Igo Weli as saying: “Our research and internship programmes is a key aspect of our effort to contribute to the development of higher education in Nigeria.
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