…Awards 84 projects in 3 phases in Niger Delta
Total Upstream has said that so far, Total and partners have awarded 84 projects in its 3 phases corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects, adding that some have been inaugurated while others are yet to be commissioned.

The company said in conjunction with NNPC and partners, it has also handed over to the State, a science laboratory block consisting five laboratories equipped with state of the art science apparatus for chemistry, physics, biology, home economics and agricultural science, to enhance learning in St Pius X Grammar School Onicha Ugbo, in Delta state.

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The project elicited excitement and appreciation from stakeholders who applauded the sitting of the project in Delta State. 

The general manager in charge of Corporate Social Responsibility, Total Upstream, Ajukwura Wokoma on behalf of Total Upstream, said the project is one of numerous others embarked upon by NNPC, Total Upstream and partners since 2016.

The Delta State Commissioner for Education, represented by the permanent secretary in the ministry of education Comrade Samuel Dietake commended Total, NNPC and partners for their gesture, promising that they will make proper use of the laboratories.

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The project manager Engr Chukwuemeka Ukpaka said the fully equipped science laboratories with state of art facilities are arguably the best in the state. He was also optimistic of significant benefits to the school because of its proximity to students for their practical examination.

According to him, students from other schools not privileged to have such equipped laboratories will also benefit if properly harnessed.

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The principal of St Pius X Grammar School, Rev Fr Anthony Banye, the facilities is an answer to prayers that will change the narrative of science students as well as improve not only the school‘s physical environment but also its learning culture, infuse the vision and passion and interaction between teachers and students.

Some old boys of the school applauded thanked NNPC, Total Upstream and partners, saying since the inception of the school they have not seen anything like this.

By Chibisi Ohakah, Abuja

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