Addax Petroleum Oil & Gas Gabon Inc. sponsored the 25th graduation of engineers from the Polytechnic School of Masuku (Ecole Polytechnique de Masuku) as part of a structured partnership formed in May 2014.
During an official graduation ceremony held on 30 January 2015 in the main auditorium of the University of Science and Technology of Masuku (Université des Sciences et Techniques de Masuku), a total of 36 laureate graduates having obtained their degree in either electro-mechanical engineering (22) or civil engineering (14) received their diploma from the hands of the local academic and administrative authorities.
The ceremony was held in the presence of an Addax Petroleum delegation. In the name of the company, Roger Mavoungou Sickout thanked the hosts and ensured Addax Petroleum’s commitment to support education and training. “It is by investing in youth and fostering talents that one prepares a country’s future” he said. In addition, he directly addressed the laureate graduates encouraging them to be passionate, responsible and creative professionals.
In his opening speech, Professor Isaac Mouaragadja, Rector of the University of Science and Technology of Masuku, expressed his recognition towards Addax Petroleum for having sponsored the institution. He emphasised that it was the vocation of the Gabonese University to open its doors to the corporate world and expressed his happiness with regard to Addax Petroleum’s exemplary involvement.
The Director General of the Polytechnic School then reminded the audience of the institution’s new orientations in terms of new study programmes, notably professional licences and masters to better address the realities of the job market.
Earlier in the morning, a computer room sponsored by Addax Petroleum, and entirely equipped of 21 computers connected to the school network with a high speed internet connection, was inaugurated in the Polytechnic School. Following the official ceremony a dinner was held in honour of the laureates.