CNOOC Uganda, an oil and gas company has today recognized and awarded ninety (90) best Performing Hoima students at PLE, UCE and UACE level under its Corporate Social Responsibility Program code-named “CNOOC Best Performer’s Award”.
The CNOOC best performers Award was inaugurated in 2012, with an aim of encouraging better performance to the students in Hoima District. To date, the Program has rewarded 240 students as follows (in 2013-60 were rewarded in 2014 -90 were rewarded, and in 2015, 90 were rewarded) in 2016 an addition of 90 more students will be rewarded which will bring the cumulative total of BPA beneficiaries to 330 students at PLE, UCE and UACE levels.
Awarding the students with prize money and certificates is a move to motivate them particularly those below and getting to the candidate classes and this indirectly contributes to improved performance of students in Hoima District in regard to national standings. Hoima district is currently experiencing rapid development and 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 8,000 US Dollars an equivalent of around UGX 28,000,000/= (Twenty Eight Million Uganda Shillings) has been awarded to the best performing students this year, 2017. These students were selected by the office of the District Education Officer, Hoima District based on the Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) results with 20 per cent selected from the Hoima Municipality schools and 80 per cent selected from the rest of the district.
CNOOC Uganda shall continue awarding the best performers to reaffirm its willingness to be good neighbors with communities in the areas of operation and to achieve a win-win situation with its stakeholders.
The ceremony was presided over by the District Chairperson, Mr. Kadir Kirungi as a Chief Guest who commended CNOOC Uganda for supporting the education sector in line with Government’s development plans. He also congratulated the award winners along with their parents and teachers and urged the students to continue working hard at their next level of education and always consider giving back to the community so that those who come after them can receive the same support.
Aminah Bukenya, CNOOC Uganda’s Public Relations Supervisor said “the Best Performers Awards affirms our willingness to be a good neighbor to the communities in which we operate and commitment to a win-win situation with its stakeholders in the region.
As an energy company with a strong sense of social responsibility, CNOOC Uganda is committed to supporting the education sector which falls well in line with the Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives which include environment, health, education and sports.