Shell’s support for educational development involves assisting host communities to provide sustainable and qualitative education that ultimately reaches all the people.
This involves active consultation at all stages of development planning, implementation and evaluation, with all stakeholders.
A). SPDC Education SupportSPDC has a number of professorial chairs in Universities with the objectives of promoting teaching and research, providing research grant for academia, enhancing the quality of graduates in the selected disciplines and promoting technological development in Nigeria.
- Shell Professorial Chairs
Seven Shell Professorial Chairs were endowed, the objective is to support educational advancement, and promote excellence in select Nigerian universities...read more
- Shell Eco-marathon
The Shell Eco-marathon is a unique competition that challenges students across the world to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient vehicles and participate in a race to achieve the farthest distance on the least fuel...read more.
- Research & Development Projects
The programme seeks to leverage on the available capacity in Nigerian universities to conduct R&D studies, and thus enable select universities (Shell Chair institutions) to become not just centres for resolving E&P challenges, but also platforms for effective training and development of future E&P recruits...read more.
- Sabbatical Attachments
The Sabbatical and Research Attachment programmes which Shell initiated in the early 1980s, is another major aspect of its education support and knowledge sharing/transfer strategy.
Through the Sabbatical Attachments program, university lecturers gain useful experience and exposure to new technologies that they would take back to the classroom...read more.
- skoool Nigeria
SPDC/NNPC joint venture sponsored the development and deployment of skooolNigeria, an interactive web-based solution for the teaching and learning of Mathematics and science subjects in Nigerian primary and secondary schools...read more.
- Shell Guest Lectureship and Summer Schools
Shell runs a Guest Lecturer program, through which Shell staff impart their industry experience and knowledge to Nigerian university students. In this way, the company seeks to contribute to the enhancement of educational standards in Exploration & Production disciplines in Nigerian Universities...read more.
B). SPDC Students ProgrammeSPDC’s elaborate educational programme in the Niger Delta entails Scholarship Schemes including one specifically targetted at physically challenged students, Leadership Training for school prefects, Peace and Citizenship Education for youth, amongst others.
- Scholarship Schemes
Education, as all parents and guardians admit, is a long-term investment with an equally long gestation period, but it is one of the best legacies to bequeath to individuals, groups and society. That has been the belief of Shell Nigeria since 1952.
SPDC operates various scholarship schemes, a welcome feature of educational development, especially in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria.
- University Scholarship Scheme.
Launched in 1960, this post-secondary scheme is open to all Nigerians studying degree programmes in Nigerian universities...read more.
- Secondary School Scholarship Scheme.
The Secondary School Scholarship Scheme is to enhance academic achievements among the students in SPDC host community schools...read more.
- Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship.
This is an overseas scholarship programme that gives 10 places to candidates from SPDC’s operational areas to study for postgraduate qualifications at three top British institutions...read more.
- University Scholarship Scheme.
- Students Internship/Research Attachment
Open primarily to talented Nigerian Postgraduate Students in Nigerian Universities but in exceptional cases to Nigerians in overseas Universities. The Research Internship programme provides the framework for the direct transfer of practical and current industry experience to Nigerian university research students...read more.
- Graduate Awareness Programme
The Graduate Awareness Program consists of campus fairs, knowledge sharing, career talks and interview skills workshops. It is focussed on top academic performers at the penultimate and final year classes, and apprises students of new or emerging industry technological developments...read more.