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Nkumba Students Score Big at the CNOOC Uganda Oil & Gas Internships

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CNOOC Uganda Limited has reaffirmed its commitment to fostering growth in the oil and gas industry by extending a warm welcome to 15 exceptional students pursuing technical courses from Nkumba University, Kyambogo University, and Makerere University.

This initiative aims to support the growth of the sector through the transfer of technical knowledge to the next generation of professionals.

By providing this unique opportunity, CNOOC Uganda aims to empower the next generation of oil and gas professionals, equipping them with practical experience and expertise that will play a pivotal role in shaping the industry’s future.


The process of nominating and selecting students for highly sought-after internship placements was efficiently managed through the Vice Chancellors’ offices of Makerere University, Kyambogo University, and Nkumba University.

With a considerable number of applicants vying for limited positions, the institutions diligently assessed and identified the most deserving candidates for the internships.

The collaboration between these prestigious universities and CNOOC Uganda Limited ensured a fair and transparent selection process, allowing the chosen students to embark on an enriching 8-week journey of practical learning in the field of oil and gas.

“Dear students, internship placements are always limited compared to the number of applicants.Nomination of these students and selection was managed through your Vice chancellors office.” The tweet stated.

The company has revealed plans to offer future internship batches, specifically considering students in the geology department. Acknowledging the overwhelming response from applicants and the limited slots available, the company urges aspiring interns to exercise patience as they can only accommodate a few students at a time.


The commitment to fair distribution of opportunities remains a priority, and CNOOC Uganda is steadfast in its collaboration with relevant universities to ensure diverse courses related to the oil and gas industry receive equal consideration.

With this assurance, geology students can look forward to forthcoming internship opportunities that promise to provide valuable hands-on experience and contribute to their professional development in the dynamic sector.

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Japheth Godwin Walakira
Japheth Godwin Walakira
Japheth Godwin Walakira, is an exceptionally talented Journalism student at Nkumba University, specializing in photojournalism, video editing, and writing. With an acute eye for detail and an unwavering passion for storytelling, Japheth possesses a natural gift for capturing powerful images and crafting compelling narratives that captivate audiences. As a dedicated and skilled communicator, Japheth excels in collaborating with diverse teams to achieve common goals. His commitment to making a positive impact in the world of media is evident through his multifaceted roles. Not only is he a proficient Journalism student, but he also serves as the Public Relations Officer at the Rotaract Club of Nkumba University. Additionally, he holds the esteemed position of Information Minister for the School of Social Sciences at Nkumba University, showcasing his leadership and organizational skills. Furthermore, Japheth's influence extends to the realm of student governance, where he proudly serves as the Guild Information Minister at Nkumba University. His dedication, drive, and passion for media make him a standout individual, poised to create meaningful change and leave a lasting legacy in his field.


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