Port Harcourt — A total of 900 secondary school students from Egi, have benefited from the 2022 computer-based proficiency training, organized by TotalEnergies EP Nigeria Limited, for her host communities in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The benefitting schools include, Comprehensive Secondary School, Ogbogu; Community Secondary School, Obagi; Government Comprehensive Secondary
School, Obite; Community Secondary School, Amah.
Others are, Community Secondary School, Erema; Community Secondary School, Obiozimini; Community Secondary School, Oboburu and Government Secondary School, Akabuka.
The training, according to the French oil giant is part of the Company’s resolve to promote the educational advancement of the
indigent students in our host communities.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the 2022 Egi Communities’ computer-based proficiency training in Obite, the Managing Director of TotalEnergies, Mr Mike Sangster, said the training was imperative in order to prepare students in rural communities for computer-based exams like the UnifiedTertiary Matriculation Examination.
Sangster added that the training was one of the several initiatives that underline the company’s commitment to the development of communities where it operates.
“The program was designed to prepare the final year students of government and community secondary schools for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
“We believe that a program like this will eliminate the phobia associated with the CBT
of the UTME and place students from our host communities at par, if not at a competitive edge with their counterparts who are in the cities.
“In this year’s edition, 900 students nominated from eight community and government secondary schools located in our host communities benefitted from the three-week training.”
Sangster represented at the event by the Manager, Capacity Development, Mr Jacob Ologe, urged the students to confidently apply what they have learnt in the training in the upcoming UTME.
“Feedback from the program facilitators and the students attest to the usefulness and positive impact of this program. No doubt, the three weeks have been time well spent and what the students have learnt would serve them long after now.
“We therefore urge you to confidently apply the gains of the training in your forthcoming UTME and post UTME exams. As a responsible operator, we will continue to explore various ways in which we can positively impact the lives of people in our host communities.”
Also speaking, facilitator of the training and Managing Director of Ace International Training Centre, Engr Festus Ediae, thanked TotalEnergies for the training and urged the benefiting children to pray for the success of the company.
Ediae who described TotalEnergies as a company with a human face, unlike other oil companies operating in the area.
“Personally I want to thank TotalEnergies for the opportunity to train our children in computer proficiency.
“Whatever you want to be in life, you need a computer, whether an engineer, doctor, teacher and every other profession, you need computer.
“Those of you who are lucky to be here, TotalEnergies has set you up to ensure you do well in your JAMB exams and other computer based tests.”
Speaking on behalf of the benefiting students, Uchechi Aleburu, from Community Secondary School Erema, said the training was the first time of her to use a computer set, and that she has learnt many things about the computer and how to use a computer, including how to write exams with a computer.
“I want to thank our sponsors TotalEnergies for the opportunity given to us to learn computer, free of charge. I pray that God will give you more grace to continue to sponsor the training for the benefits of the upcoming children of Egi.”
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