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BUSINESS NEWS: Women in energy launch scholarship programme, science fair

BUSINESS NEWS: Women in energy launch scholarship programme, science fair

Publish date: 2022-06-22 23:17:39 | Author: OpeOluwani Akintayo | Source:

Women in Energy Network, the platform providing convergence for professional women in the oil industry, will on June 25, 2022, inaugurate its flagship Supernova Girl Scholarship Programme and Science Fair.

The programme scheduled for Bille community in Rivers State is sequel to virtual inauguration of the Supernova Girl initiative which targets early grooming of girls in senior and junior secondary schools into taking careers in science and technology related disciplines.

The organisation said the fair would be grand inspiration programme for girl children with keen interests in studying mathematics and science subjects, as WIEN would come with strong motivational incentives that include scholarships, dressings, books and other instructional materials.

The President, WIEN, Funmi Ogbue, said scholarships would be awarded to 15 students selected through written exams and science experiment across the three cadres.

She said school uniforms, school sandals, bags and text books would be distributed to about 467 students in Bille community.

“WIEN is confident that early contact with the target group will indeed spark off a desire and an ambition of the girl child to study the sciences and ultimately pursue engineering as a profession and get them ready for a career in the energy sector,” she said.

Ogbue added that the overreaching objective of the programme was to ignite passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in young girls and to showcase the socio-economic value and application of STEM in everyday life.

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