OER Unfolds New Scholarship Awards Scheme To A/Ibom Communities


The Oriental Energy Resources (OER); has yesterday unfolded
Universities Scholarship Awards (USLA) scheme; to indigents of Akwa
Ibom state.
The scheme; has targeted eligible undergraduate students drawn from
Effiat and Mbo communities of the state.
OER’s Head of Community and Government Relations, Dr. Uwem Ite; in a
statement Wednesday in Maiduguri; disclosed that; “We’re announcing
the commencement of applications for the USLA 2020/2021 scheme for
students studying in institutions of higher learning.
“The fresh scholarship scheme; is a demonstration of our commitments
towards human capital development in the state.”
On students’ awards of scholarships, OER’s Managing Director, Ignatius
Ifelayo further disclosed: “The underlying philosophy behind our
social investment is to create sustainable footprints through the
implementation of projects and programmes,”  noting that they are to
improve qualities of life in the targeted communities and areas of
He explained that OER’s delivery strategy creates room for host
community ownership to ensure efficiency and sustainability.
He added that emphasis; is also being placed on ‘social investment
initiatives’ that respond to Stakeholders’ needs.
According to him, applications for the scholarship scheme; are
expected to have obtained admission for undergraduate studies in a
recognized Nigerian university.
While entries will close August 31, 2020, he added that; “Full details
of application process, including eligibility criteria and supporting
documentation can be found on the company’s website
“The online application system last year, was to ensure transparency,
as well as a more efficient and cost-effective application process.”
He therefore, noted that only shortlisted candidates will be invited
via e-mail for an aptitude test.
According to him, it based on test results that awards are made to
successful applicants for a maximum duration of four years.
“This is subject to continuous satisfactory academic performance,” he
noted, adding that besides scholarships scheme, Oriental Energy is
focusing on social investments in education, community health and
enterprise development in the state.
“We’re working towards completing a science laboratory complex at
Community Grammar School, Ebughu in Mbo council of Akwa Ibom state.
He said that since the commencement of scholarship awards scheme, over
1,000 students have benefited across the country.

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