History and Reach
The NAOC Scholarship & Bursary Scheme was established in 1992. Since then, over 35,000 bursaries and scholarships have been disbursed to support students, from the company’s operational areas, to reach their educational goals.
The objectives of the scheme include:
The Bursary scheme is solely for secondary school students from the communities in the areas of the company’s operations, and is effective from the academic session and class of the beneficiary, on the date of the award, till the end of senior secondary (SS3).
The Undergraduate Scholarship scheme is mainly for registered full time undergraduates in Nigerian tertiary institutions, and is effective from the first semester of Year One till the end of the beneficiary’s program.
Scholarships are of three types:
Provision of Infrastructure:
NAOC has partnered State Governments, Local Governments and Communities in improving quality of education and increasing efficiency of the educational system through such measures as:
NAOC has also taken giant strides in development of vocational and technical training of youths in its areas of operation and beyond. Some of these initiatives include the provision of ‘on-the-job’ training in various disciplines including geology, electrical engineering, welding, fitting, piping design & fabrication, seismic data processing, and civil works, during projects executed in collaboration with the Nigerian Content Development & Monitoring Board.