By Confidence Biebara
Jul 27, 2022
In furtherance of its human capital development drive, the Buoye Omuso Brown Major House of Finima in Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers State has doled out a whopping N200million for an annual scholarship scheme that would see her members pursue post graduate education in different parts of the world.
Amadabo of Finima, Aseme Alabo Dagogo Lambert Brown, Kongo XVII, in a statement on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, said the move was aimed at equipping members of the House and indigenes of Finima Community to compete in a globally competitive world of work and raise the human resources profile of the House.
“As a House, we are committed to ensuring that we have sound educational background for our children, particularly, education that is of global relevance.”
“As a result of that, the Amadabo-in-Council has decided that on a yearly or routine basis to make sure that our sons and daughters that are qualified with good first degrees can be given the opportunity for Master’s and PhD.”
Giving further insight into the programme, Chairman of the Foreign Scholarships Selection Committee of the Buoye Omuso Brown Major House, Dr Bara Kabaka Brown announced that already eight beneficiaries drawn from Brown and Attoni Houses were pursuing various post graduate degrees in Data Science, Artificial and Computational Intelligence Advanced Chemical Engineering, Oil and Gas Engineering (with specializations in Subsea Engineering and Petroleum Geophysics), and Renewable Energy Engineering in the pilot phase of the scheme.
“Eight persons were carefully selected from a lot of over 50 persons and those eight persons are going for various Master’s degree programmes in the areas of Advanced Chemical Engineering, Oil and Gas Engineering with specialization in Subsea Engineering, Petroleum Geophysics. We have a candidate going for Data Science, Artificial and Computational Intelligence. We have another going for Renewable Energy Engineering.”
“These are courses that these students applied for and got and which we think are courses that are very relevant to modern day industrial needs. So, we expect that these students when they have finished their studies they will be gainfully employed across industries. They can remain relevant to themselves, remain relevant to their families and by extension, Buoye Omuso Brown House and Finima.”
The beneficiaries include Sopriala Brown, Advanced Chemical Engineering, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland; Tamunosa Dappa Brown, Renewal Energy Management, Coventry University, England; and Martins Kodjoe TayBrown, Data Science, Artificial and Computational Intelligence, Coventry University, England.
Others are Edidiong James Edet (Nee Attoni), Oil and Gas Management, Coventry University; Precious Bara Attoni, Oil and Gas (Petroleum Geophysics) Engineering, Omie Emmanuel Brown, Oil and Gas (Subsea) Engineering, Abiye Vincent Samuel-Kabaka, Oil and Gas (Reservoir) Engineering, and Owupele Omah Brown, Oil and Gas (Gas Systems) Engineering, all four also at Coventry University, England.
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland and Coventry University, England are both in the United Kingdom.
Others are Owupele Brown, Oil and Gas Engineering, Coventry University; and .
In their various reactions, the beneficiaries thanked the Amadabo and Wari-Alapu of Buoye Omuso Brown House for the opportunity of the scholarship, noting that it is a privilege they highly cherish. Promising to make the best of the opportunity.