Accra , Sept 18, GNA – Mr Egbert Imomoh, President of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), on Tuesday said the Society would collaborate with the Ministry of Education to train students in the energy industry.
The SPE would undertake training of trainers who would train students in both the primary and secondary schools to be abreast with the technical information in the oil and gas industry.
Mr Imomoh said: “It is time that individuals were equipped to understand the relationship between the citizenry and the industry”.
He presented two boxes of SPE Energy kits on oil and some books to the ministry as an initiative to introduce senior and junior high school students who would be interested in the study of science and other related courses in the petroleum industry.
Mr Imomoh, who is in the country to attend the second anniversary conference of SPE, Ghana, visited the Ministry of Education. He would address the meeting tomorrow on topics related to the capacity development, economics, exploration and production of petroleum.
Mr Paul Kofi Krampa, Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education, who received the official, said the visit was timely and as an oil producing country, there was the need for the public to understand the oil and gas industry.
The Society of Petroleum Engineers is a non-profit professional association whose members are engaged in energy resources development and production of oil and gas. It also provides opportunities for professionals to enhance their competences.
It is a key resource for technical knowledge related to the oil and gas exploration and production industry and provides services through its publication, conferences and workshops.