Total Energies EP Uganda was forced to lower the cut off point for girl students in Nwoya District who benefited from the company’s Advanced Level education sponsorship after their academic performance was lower in their 2022 Uganda Certificate of Education examination compared to their counterparts in Buliisa District.
The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Manager at Total Energies EP Uganda, Ms. Caroline Namyalo, says the company was forced to take the direction to take affirmative action
Total Energies EP Uganda launched the scholarship scheme in 2015 in Nwoya and Buliisa districts as an affirmative action targeting girls who excel in Primary Leaving Examination to compete with boys for the Advanced level scholarship.
According to Ms. Caroline, 220 students have so far benefited from the company’s A’ level education scholarship programme and the girls’ O’ level education scholarship programme since 2013.
For Buliisa beneficiaries, the programme is being implemented at St Andrea Kaahwa’s College secondary school in Hoima city while for Nwoya beneficiaries it is being implemented at Sacred Heart Girls’ School in Gulu city.
Meanwhile the Chairman LC3 Ngwedu Sub County in Buliisa District Mr Oringi rubbished corruption rumors in the scheme.