Oil giants, Total Elf in its tradition of premium human capacity building in its areas of operations, last week organized a special training programme aimed at building capacity and promoting education in three local government areas of Rivers State.
The communities who benefitted from the training include those within the company’s OML 58 operational fields, in Egi clan in Ogba/Egbema Ndoni, certain parts of Ahoada East and Emuoha LocalGovernment Areas of Rivers State.
The company’s Manager, in charge of Capacity Development, (Sustainable Development Division), Mr. Samuel Izidor, who spoke on behalf of the company’s Head, Education and Scholarship, Mr. Ihunwo Nduka, at the opening ceremony of one of the workshops for secondary school teachers in the OML 58 communities, held at Akabuka and Obite communities in Ogba/ Egbema/Ndoni, said that the effort to support government in the training of school teachers is to create a viable platform for the beneficiaries to raise their professional standard, since the government can’t it alone.
He further said that the workshop was in recognition of the important role teachers’ play in the growth of education and nation building, describing the programme as a partnership.
According to Izidor, “We (Total E&P) appreciate and respect you, our teachers, for the important role you are playing in the management of teaching and learning in our community schools and the company’s commitment to the continuous development of education in Rivers State.
“It is our belief that this partnership will help in achieving qualitative education in OML 58 in particular and Rivers State at large,” he noted, adding that the firm was not relenting in its skills acquisition, scholarships and other programmes across its areas of operation.
He explained that this year’s theme; ‘Effective lesson delivery through cooperative leaning techniques in basic education’ have been chosen to reflect the thinking of the company’s management with respect to the educational development of its host communities.
Information from National Mirror was used in this report.