CNOOC Uganda, an oil and gas company has today recognized and presented 90 best performing Hoima students “CNOOC Best Performer’s Award” at PLE, UCE and UACE level under its Corporate Social Responsibility Program.
The CNOOC Best Performer’s Award was inaugurated in 2012, with an aim of 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.
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 Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Sports, Hon. Jessica Alupo as a Chief Guest who commended CNOOC Uganda for supporting the education sector in line with Government’s development plans.
She 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, “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.”
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 including environment, health, education and sports.