Principal/Chief Executive, Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Mr. Avuakporeta Orukele, has assured that the institute would continue to provide high quality technical education in petroleum related disciplines.
Speaking at the combined matriculation ceremony of new full-time and part-time students of Institute of Continuing Education (ICE), for the 2015/2016 academic session, Orukele said the institute will not shirk its mandate of developing competent technical manpower needed for the advancement of the oil and gas sectors.
He noted that PTI has been a hub of petroleum expertise with a reputation for providing high quality technical education and petroleum-related disciplines for over four and a half decades, urging the new students to be focused and innovative in their studies so as to benefit immensely from opportunities inherent in the institute.
He informed that the institute was well-equipped with a team of professionals and state-of-the-art facilities that are second to none in Sub-Sahara Africa; adding that the management was poised to provide a conducive learning environment for every student to excel in their respective careers.
He said, “PTI is a household name in the oil industry, as there is no oil company without a PTI graduate in its employ. The institute provides courses of instruction, training and research in oil technology and production of technologists and technicians, and such other skilled personnel normally required for oil production and allied disciplines,” the school administrator stated.
He continued, “1,507 of you are the favoured ones admitted out of the 6,413 that applied for admission to pursue higher and national diploma and certificate programmes also wish to advise you to be innovative, focused and work very hard to justify the confidence reposed in you. You are therefore, expected to maintain and even surpass the high academic standard set by your predecessors.”
He charged them desist from nefarious activities that could dash their aspirations, warning that the management would not tolerate any type of social vices and deviant behaviours, such as drug abuse and peddling, cultism, examination malpractice and unlawful protests.
“Let me warn against unlawful protest on campus. It is an act of indiscipline. No student should take the laws into his or her hands. Any student caught or involved in unlawful protest on campus is deemed to have breached the matriculation oath, and severe penalties would be meted out to such student(s).
“As students, if you have any cause for complaint, I advise that you route such complaint through the approved channels of communication,” he cautioned.
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