1,901 Students Matriculates At The Petroleum Training Institute 

Petroleum institute matriculates 1,901 students in Delta - Daily Nigerian

Yemisi Izuora

The Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Effurun, Delta State last Friday matriculated 1,901 students for its 2020/2021 academic session.

Speaking during the event, Acting Principal and PTI Chief Executive, Dr Henry Adimula, advised the students to reject unlawful assembly as well as protest on the campus.

Adimula, said that the management did not tolerate any social vices as spelt out on the institute’s handbook and that anyone caught would face the consequences,.

He urged the matriculating students to take their study with all seriousness, which was their primary aim of coming to the institute.

The acting principal said that PTI, which was the foremost institute of oil and gas in Africa, was being reorganised in line with the current trend in the oil and gas industry.

He said that PTI being specialised for the training of manpower for the oil, gas and allied industries placed the students at advantage over their peers in other tertiary institutions.

“On behalf of the academic board, management and staff of PTI, I hereby welcome all the new students to this year’s combined matriculation of full-time and School of Industrial Continuing Education (Part-Time) programme of the 2020/2021 academic session.

“It may interest you to note that 2,831 candidates applied for admission for full-time programmes for the 2020/2021 academic session.

“You are privileged to be among the 1,901 candidates that qualified for admission based on requirements of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board and the PTI Post-UTME requirements.

“The focus of your studentship should be academic excellence, innovations, resourcefulness and character development.

“You are to prepare yourself to be part of the leadership in Nigeria now,’’ Adimula said.

He said that the vision of the management team was to develop investors, technologists and hands-on personnel among the students to fill gaps in the industry in areas of development.

He said that the institute was partnering with several organisations to exchange ideas to provide platforms for staff and students to get better exposure to the latest developments in the oil and gas industry.

The acting principal assured that the management team would provide a conducive learning environment for the students based on the available resources and urged them to preserve the facilities.

“Your actions should be guided by the rules and regulations as stated in the students’ handbook, study, meditate and acquaint yourself with the institute’s rules and regulations as ignorance of this will not be accepted,’’ he advised.

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