KAMPALA – The Ministry of Education has awarded bursaries to over 1,090 residents from the Albertine region for training in oil and gas related skills.
This is intended to support the development phase of the petroleum industry under the Albertine Region Sustainable Development Project’s Bursary Scheme.
According to Abdul Nsubuga, the skills development projects coordinator, the selected beneficiaries had to have been residents in the at least one of the 15 Albertine districts with a minimum of an O’level certificate or craft-1 or 2 or Uganda vocational qualification frame level 1 or 2.
Nsubuga said that the trainees will be requested to prepare for training which will commence once the Ministry of Education and Sports allows educational institutions to resume operations. He however notes even other individuals who would wish to train in the designed courses will be welcomed.
The Ministry of Education and Sports has also approved 80 new internationally adapted courses to be offered by 18 training institution across the country. These include nine courses in the oil and gas field and more than 70 others in vocational training programmes.