Seplat Energy Plc, alongside its partners, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), has awarded certificates to 220 educational professionals comprising 214 teachers and six Chief Inspectors of Education in Edo and Delta States under the SeplatTeachers Empowerment Programme (STEP).
This is the second edition of the programme which is aimed at improving the standard of education in Nigeria, particularly in Seplat Energy’s host states and communities.
Seplat, an indigenous company,announced in February it had inked a deal worth $1.3 billion with Exxon Mobiltowardsprocuring its Nigerian shallow water assets located offshore Akwa Ibom.
Over the years, Seplat Energy had made significant impacts with critical initiatives focused on providing quality education for states of its operations and the country.
To consolidate its achievements on Sustainability Development Goal 4 for inclusive and equitable quality education, the company introduced STEP, a customised training programme for secondary school teachers.
STEP is a three-month intensive training programme that equips teachers with tools to teach STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics).
The company introduced the STEAM model of learning to secondary schools in Delta and Edo States, to promote creative thinking, allow for higher student engagement and offer a well-rounded education.
In September 2021, the 220 certificate awardees from Delta and Edo States began their training with an initial five-day residential retreat.
After that, they continued training via the E-Learning platform developed for the programme.
To commemorate the certificate presentation ceremony held on March 17, Seplat Energy hosted The Seplat JV Education Roundtable themed: Harnessing the Role of Technology in Nigeria’s Education Sector, which took place in Benin City, Edo State.