Fidelity bank banner Newsexpress banner Okowa 2019 gubernatorial campaign Camano banner
Shell JV introduces UK summer scholarship for NNPC/Shell Cup Most Valuable Players

By News Express on 30/11/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,188


The Shell Petroleum Development Company Joint Venture (SPDC JV) has introduced an additional education award to the prizes for one of the two Most Valuable Players in the 2017 NNPC Shell Cup for All Nigeria Secondary Schools Football Championship, aside from attending the Feyenoord Youth Academy. The scholarship will take either of Masters Ernest Ojelum and Arase Iyobor of Henson Demonstration Secondary School, Benin to a four-week international summer school at the University of Sussex in Brighton, United Kingdom in 2018. Henson Demonstration Secondary School won the 19th edition of the school football competition on July 4 in Lagos and received the Winners’ Trophy and a cheque of N2.5 million.

“We are proud of the performance of Henson Demonstration Secondary School for producing the Most Valuable Players and winning this year’s championship,” said the General Manager, External Relations of SPDC, Igo Weli, who was represented by the Social Investment Manager, Emmanuel Ekpenyong at the presentation of the coveted football cup and prizes to the winners in Benin, Edo State. He said that in keeping with the championship goal of ensuring healthy interest in football and education, SPDC introduced a scholarship award to a fully paid four-week education programme for either of the two best players who fulfils the required academic qualifications to the 2018 Sussex International Summer School, with possibility for participation in youth and footballing activities of the newly-promoted English Premier League team, Brighton and Hove FC.

Edo State Commissioner for Education, Dr Christopher Adesotu thanked SPDC and its joint venture partners for the continuous promotion of education and youth development through the school football competition since 19 years now, even in the face of funding challenges.

Representative of the National President of the Nigerian School Sports Federation (NSSF), Mallam Ibrahim Muhammad, Mrs. Olabisi Joseph said, “What SPDC leadership has done is to give the victorious students from Henson Demonstration School enormous exposure and encouraging them not to miss out on education because of their love for football”.

Former striker of the Nigerian national football team, Mr. Sola Akinwale said that one of the beauties of the championship is that it encourages children to stay in school since they cannot participate if they dropped out of school.

Henson Demonstration Secondary School defeated Holy Ghost College, Owerri, Imo State by 2:0 to lift the NNPC/Shell Cup in Lagos. A total purse of N8.2 million was won by the four finalist schools — Henson Demonstration Schools, Benin; Sambo Secondary School, Gusau; Holy Ghost College, Owerri; and Government Secondary School, Maiduguri — for the development of sports facilities in their schools. NNPC/Shell Cup debuted in 1998, and has grown to be the largest secondary school football championship in Nigeria.

•Photo shows centre brown suit: Edo State Commissioner for Education, Dr. Christopher Adesotu; Social Investment Manager, Emmanuel Ekpenyong; Director, SPDC-sponsored Centre of Excellence in Petroleum Engineering & Geosciences, UniBen, Professor Joseph Ebeniro; NSSF Secretary General, Mrs. Olabisi Joseph; SPDC Government Relations Adviser, Mrs. Dorcas Owhorukowho; and SPDC Sabbatical, Professor Godfrey Aruavie, flanked by officials of Edo State Ministry of Education and Proprietor of Henson Demonstrations Schools, Mr. Henry Oduware (holding trophy) with is students and staff.

Source News Express

Posted 30/11/2017 5:50:21 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
FG approves 6 additional fertilizer blending plants

11th African Games: Abubakar hails NSC on chartered...

Kidnappers of Lagos schoolgirls reduce ransom to N10...

Sallah: Osun provides free train service

Presidency reassures on 2017 Budget

Subscriber losses take toll on MTN

Uduaghan commissions N3.5B fly-over bridge in Asaba, says...

NiMet predicts cloudy weather condition for today

NAFDAC arrests 2 for selling banned injection

MIKEL’S BIG DAY?: Chelsea jet flies in midfield...

Nigeria targets 2 new satellites to enhance connectivity,...

Court declares Lagos APC LG primaries illegal

 

Latest News Shoot-at-sight-order: Prepare to spend the rest of your life in jail, activists tell Buratai, others Court orders Jay Jay Okocha’s arrest State-by-state details of PVCs collected for 2019 elections: Lagos, Kano top the list Osinbajo attacked in Ilorin Boko Haram kills five, abducts nine in latest attacks US Secretary of State’s statement on Atiku is fake news: US Govt. Polls: Security agents uncover six flash points in Anambra Ohanaeze youths raise the alarm over plot to disrupt elections in South East 12 presidential candidates back Buhari Another Ebonyi guber candidate steps down for Umahi The Ekeh Miracle: Celebrating a digital icon @ 63 Pro-Buhari hackers accused of shutting down Atiku on-line platforms

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (451,657 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (405,573 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (340,462 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (292,494 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (257,066 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (234,072 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (219,184 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (200,739 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (188,362 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (174,856 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (172,953 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (167,994 views)

 

NLNG call for entries

CBN banner

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (81) Business & Economy (4,031) Business Verdict (58) Columnists (998) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (591) Features (716) Global Business Monitor (326) ICT Monitor (11) International (3,111) Interview (173) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (152) Maggie's Blog (154) News (43,377) Opinion (1,197) Pidgin (17) Politics (9,579) Religion (951) Sports (1,899) Stock Watch (37) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera