- The initiative will enhance the skills and knowledge of staff and young talented Ugandans modern surveying
- University students who meet the criteria will be eligible for the program twice a year during semester breaks
Ugandan students from top universities have been offered an opportunity to intern with one of the world largest oil business projects, the East African Crude Oil pipeline Company (EACOP) Ltd.
Students from Makerere, Ndejje and Kyambogo university will starting this year benefit from a skills and knowledge development partnership between EACOP and the Institute of Surveyors of Uganda (ISU).
This follows the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between EACOP and the Institute of Surveyors Of Uganda at Golden Tulip Hotel in Kampala.
The initiative will provide a three-months training and internship placement for selected participating university students twice a year during the breaks between semesters.
Speaking during the MOU signing ceremony held in Kampala today, EACOP Managing Director Martin Tiffen said “This MoU is just one illustration of our national content strategy in practice, that is aimed at optimising the use of Ugandan expertise, goods, and services and building capacities. This initiative will enhance the skills and knowledge of both our staff and young talented Ugandans interested in participating in the oil and gas sector.”
The Institute of surveyors of Uganda (ISU) has over 2200 members that brings together land surveying, quantity, surveying, valuation surveying, mining, and hydrological surveying professionals whose mandate is to promote professional surveying practices that can enhance the quality of services under the various surveying disciplines in Uganda.
Dr. Nathan Kibwami, President Institute of Surveyors echoed the significance of commitment of EACOP to the partnership with the Institute of Surveyors of Uganda to facilitate the delivery of quality training to future surveyors that will work on this incredible project.
“I thank EACOP for this commendable skilling initiative and urge all University students who meet the criteria for this program and are interested in being part of the transformation of Uganda’s oil and gas industry to embrace it,” he noted.