Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company of Nigeria (SNEPCo) and its partners have built and donated a fully furnished and equipped multimillion Naira Integrated Science Laboratories Block to Aggrey Memorial (Model) College Arochukwu, Abia state.
The Principal of the college, Ugbuta Chukwuemeka Peter said the laboratories will facilitate improved teaching and learning of sciences not only in the college but in neighbouring schools.
The community leader, Chief Byron Iroakanulo commended Shell and its partners saying, “the Arochukwu community is elated and urged the school management and students to effectively use the facility for the purpose it was donated.”
In his address, SNEPCo Managing Director, Mr Bayo Ojulari on behalf of its government, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and other co-partners – Esso Exploration and Production Company (Deepwater Ltd), Total E&P Nigeria Ltd and Nigerian Agip Exploration Ltd (ENI) – said that the laboratories project is aimed at promoting educational excellence in the sciences and is part of its larger educational support programmes to help Nigerian youths and support the government in the task of providing high quality educational facilities in public schools.
Ojulari represented by the Company’s Business Opportunities Manager, Mr Segun Owolabi, added that the laboratories were fully furnished and equipped with modern science equipment and sufficient laboratory chemicals that would serve the school for a minimum of two years.