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PTI’s digitisation critical to oil, gas sector, says management


Delta begins online registration for students’ scholarship scheme

The Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Effurun, Delta State, has said its digitisation project (DiPTI) was initiated to transform the Institution into a major hub for oil and gas training in Africa and the world. Speaking at the Matriculation ceremony of 1,792 new students, its Principal and Chief Executive, Prof. Sunny Iyuke, who was represented by the Deputy Principal, Dr. Henry Adimula, said the digitisation project represents a major innovation in the Institute, which he said, was well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.

The project would see the Institute partner with several institutions to share ideas, provide a viable platform for students and exchange of staff members for the mutual benefit of all parties. He said, “PTI, for 48 years running has been the hub for petroleum expertise with a reputation for providing hands-on, high quality technical education in petroleum disciplines for the oil and gas sector.

“PTI graduates are making waves in their various fields, as there is no oil company in the country without PTI graduate. I challenge you all to strive harder to achieve academic distinction and project the brand the institution has built over the years.

“It is a known fact that the world is now a global village. Globalisation is about partnership, and in this knowledge age, knowledge generation is not confined to only the institute, but also includes industries and other organisations.”He, however, challenged the new students to be creative and resourceful in order to excel in their chosen disciplines, urging them to contribute their quota to the development of PTI.He cautioned against examination misconduct, certificate forgery, stealing, physical and sexual assault, cultism, drug peddling and smoking of Indian hemp and other hard drugs on campus, stressing that these were crimes that attract sanctions and even expulsion.

Meanwhile, the Delta State government will from today commence an online registration for the 2019/2020 Students Special Assistance Scheme (SSAS). According to the Delta State Bursary and Scholarship Board, the process, which will run till February, will only be applicable to students of the state origin who have registered with the National Identification Management Commission (NIMC).

Executive Secretary of the Board, Sunday Orishedere, in a statement signed its Public Relations Officer, Mrs. Chika Opiah, stated that eligible candidates must either be in second year or above in a university or Ordinary National Diploma (OND ll) and Higher National Diploma (HND II) in a Polytechnics.Orishedere, further stated that applicant Colleges of Education with a CGPA of 2.20 and above in the previous academic year, must be in 200 level and above, adding, “All eligible students are advised to log on to to apply.”

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