FUPRE cautions students against joining suspicious associations
The Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE), Delta State, yesterday, cautioned students to scrutinise invitations to social or religious gatherings before honouring them to avoid being initiated into mysterious groups and associations.
Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, who spoke at the institution’s 14th matriculation ceremony, warned the 1,377 fresh students not to register for membership of any association without proper investigation of its credibility and the university’s approval.
Rim-Rukeh, who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Prof. Christopher Ajuwa, also urged the students not to engage in Internet fraud, cultism and activities that would cause unrest or damages, stressing that the university will not condone the destruction of its property under any guise.
He said since assuming office on May 20, 2020, he had built on the foundation laid by his predecessor, adding: “Our first achievement was the approval to commence six new undergraduate programmes.
“All things being equal, the university will be admitting students into Petroleum Engineering, Computer Engineering, Civil Engineering, Gas Engineering, Statistics and Science Laboratory Technology in the next matriculation ceremony.
“We are also working tirelessly to improve our students accommodation capacity. Hopefully, the ongoing 600 bed-space NEEDS hostel would be completed for students use before the end of session while construction work will soon commence on a new hostel under the Tetfund High Impact Intervention.
The Vice Chancellor disclosed that the university community would soon enjoy an ultra- modern Information and Communication Technology (ICT) centre built and donated by Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC).
He advised the students to make conscious effort at establishing lasting friendship and leave a legacy of hard work and excellence.