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PTDF screens 900 candidates for the 2022 OSS Award

PTDF screens 900 candidates for the 2022 OSS Award


Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) for the training of Nigerians to qualify as graduates, professionals, technicians and craftsmen in the field of Engineering, Geology, Science and Management in the petroleum sector was the first major step at institutionalizing the policy of local manpower development in the oil and gas industry.

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The hybrid selection interviews for the award of the 2022/2023 overseas scholarship scheme (OSS) which began this week, the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) has been set to screen about 900 candidates online.


Manager, Education and Training and Head, Overseas Scholarship Scheme (OSS), Unit of the Fund, Mr. Bello Mustapha who confirmed the receipt of virtual interview request from about 900 candidates said the Fund have developed a robust virtual interview portal to cater to the increasing demand from candidates who desires to conduct the interview online.

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The platform was for candidates that were successfully shortlisted to participate in the exercise but were unable to attend due to insecurity, Covid- 19 restrictions, or any other reason that will make their appearance in person infeasible.


He describes it as part of the innovation being introduced to improve the scholarship process said, the virtual interview has reduced the traffic of people besieging the designated centers for interviews. Adding that “the world has changed and as a responsible organization we must change with it that’s why the whole interview process now is hybrid/Virtual and in-person”.


So far Candidates from the United Kingdom, U.S.A, France, Germany, Malaysia, Canada, and other parts of the world as well as those from all the 36 states of the federation who selected the virtual interview are currently participating in the exercise via the online portal provided by the Fund.

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The team of subject matter experts assembled by the PTDF from the industry and academia is engaging the candidates via the PTDF provided online platform, screening them for the onward recommendation for the award of MSc or Ph.D. scholarship in the Fields of Engineering, Geosciences, and Computing and or Environment and Management.

Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)
Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)

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