The China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) Uganda recently flagged off a group of ambitious Ugandan students on a transformative journey to the heart of the petroleum industry in China.
These bright minds, handpicked for their potential, were awarded coveted scholarships to pursue a Bachelor of Petroleum Engineering at the prestigious China University of Petroleum-East China, in a spectacular display of commitment to Uganda’s education and national development.
Since 2014, CNOOC Uganda Limited has been steadfastly investing in the future of Uganda by sponsoring a total of eight scholars, a testament to the company’s unwavering dedication to education and capacity building.
Five undergraduates and three postgraduates have had the privilege of immersing themselves in the thriving academic environment at China University of Petroleum (East China), with more poised to follow suit.
Jean Remmy Amanya, one of the fortunate beneficiaries of this illustrious scholarship, couldn’t contain his elation and gratitude. “I extend my heartfelt thanks to CNOOC Uganda Limited for this invaluable opportunity,” he exclaimed, his eyes sparkling with anticipation.
Amanya recognized the collective commitment of his fellow scholars, emphasizing that education is the beacon that will illuminate Uganda’s path to a brighter future, and indeed, the world at large.
With unwavering dedication, they march forward to seize the boundless opportunities awaiting them in China, their eyes gleaming with the promise of academic excellence.
Liu Xiangdong, the esteemed President of CNOOC Uganda Limited, stood tall with pride, underlining the company’s unshakeable pledge to education, capacity building, and the development of national content in Uganda. “You are the torchbearers of Uganda’s future,” he declared, his voice resonating with conviction.
With a warm embrace of congratulations, he acknowledged the scholars’ relentless pursuit of knowledge and their potential as the future leaders of Uganda. In a heartfelt gesture, Liu extended his gratitude to the families present, recognizing their pivotal role in shaping these scholars’ destinies.
The send-off ceremony was a grand affair, graced by representatives from various departments within CNOOC Uganda Limited, the scholarship recipients, and their beaming parents.
Their presence infused the occasion with an air of significance, underscoring the gravity of the moment.
As the scholars embarked on this life-altering odyssey, they carried with them not only their dreams, but the hopes of an entire nation, poised to carve a brighter future in the realm of oil and gas.
In the wake of this resplendent send-off, Uganda eagerly awaits the triumphant return of these scholars, armed with knowledge and zeal, ready to propel the nation into a new era of prosperity and innovation in the petroleum industry.
The journey ahead promises to be nothing short of extraordinary, and the world watches with bated breath as these scholars set sail towards their promising future.