The number of awards/scale of investment in the Scholarship scheme for each country is appropriate to the phase (the project life cycle) of Tullow’s business in that country at present.
Ghana currently gets the largest number of awards in recognition of its significant revenue producing status. Up to ten awards will be earmarked for indigenes from the coastal communities in the Western Region to ensure that the Scheme also contributes to the socio-economic development of this area.
In Uganda up to six out of the twenty awards will be earmarked for the communities in the areas where Tullow is operator so that this remote area also benefits from the Scheme.
In Kenya up to three out of the ten awards will be earmarked for the communities in the areas where Tullow is operator so that this remote area also benefits from the Scheme.
For the remaining countries, the Scholarship scheme will focus on public servants from key Ministries and Government Agencies in 2013. However, this will be reviewed and may be extended to everyone by open competition in later years.
The number of awards may vary this year depending on the quality of the applications received. The countries and number of awards may also change in subsequent years in order to maintain alignment with our business priorities.