Towards capacity building in local communities

In 2011, SCNL continued its internship programme for undergraduates from third level institutes studying subjects such as Engineering, Computer Science, Science Laboratory Techniques and Biological Chemistry.

Since 2006, the programme has involved 28 universities, 15 polytechnics and 12 trade institutions for a total of over 360 students and 42,766 hours of internship. Furthermore, in accordance with Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) guidelines, SCNL provides technical courses and work experience for young unemployed Nigerian graduates. This scheme has had 14 trainees since 2008, 8 of whom have been employed by SCNL. At the end of 2011, 50 students were undergoing training on several operating projects.