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Côte d’Ivoire: Fourty-five students selected to join the ESPE

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Some forty-five students were selected out of three-hundred and fifteen candidates, after a “rigorous process” to join the new Higher School of Petroleum and Energy (ESPE) in Yamoussoukro, the Ivorian political capital, whose return to school is scheduled for next September,

The African Press Agency or APA learned  this on Wednesday, 29 July 2020 from the Ivorian Ministry of Petroleum, Energy and Renewable Energies.

“Out of a set of 315 registered candidates, 45 candidates including 21 upstream (3 students) and 24 downstream (9 students), were jointly selected by the INP-HB and the IFPSchool at the end of a process rigorous and transparent ”, indicates a briefing note from this ministerial department.

Those admitted, adds the note will join the Higher School of Petroleum and Energy (ESPE), located at the INP-HB (Institut National Polytechnique Félix Houphouët-Boigny) in Yamoussoukro, next September.

The selection process of these students is focused on a careful analysis of the application files, an online English test and a psycho-technical test.

It was the teachers, this time, of the IFP (French Petroleum Institute), who made up the final jury, to go through the selected files with a fine-tooth comb and to conduct individual interviews.

The students selected to join this school were congratulated by Abdourahmane Cissé, the Ivorian Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Renewable Energies. He urged the latter who constitute the first promotion of the ESPE “to show self-sacrifice and diligence”.

Due to the partnership between the INP-HB and the IFP-School in Paris, the ESPE will issue two professional Masters, therefore a double diploma: the Professional Masters of the INP-HB and the Diploma of Applied Higher Studies (Grade Master) from IFP School, identical to the diploma issued in France.

The training will last sixteen months, will be in English and will concern the oil and gas sectors. In particular, the “Upstream Petroleum Economy and Techniques” and “Downstream Petroleum Economy and Techniques” sectors.



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