By Akpokona Omafuaire
WARRIâ€”THE Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Effurun, Delta State, has matriculated about 1000 students into its Industrial Continuing Education (ICE).
Acting Principal of the institute, Dr. Raymond Akpojivi, said â€œit is a thing of joy to note that providence has made it possible for us to witness the successful admission of another set of matriculating students that will be nurtured and groomed as technicians and technologists for the Nigerian oil/gas industry.â€
He noted that the P.T.I. 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.
According to him, the institute also organize conferences, seminars, study group, relative to the field of learning and performance of such other functions as in the opinion of the Governing Council may serve to promote the objectives of the institute.
Dr. Akpojivi disclosed hat the ICE weekend programme was the part-time study programme of P.T.I. which came into being in 1995.
According to him, the programme is targeted at industry workers with a view to ensuring that they continued with their education without breaking off from their jobs.
He advised the matriculating students that their mission was to study hard and obtain certificates that would enhance their growth and increase productivity in their organizations to justify their training in the institute.
He warned the students that â€œthe management of the institute frowns on anti-social vices and behaviours, such as examination misconduct, cultism, drug and all forms of sex abuse.
â€œWe expect you to demonstrate high and admirable sense of maturity and integrity, given the circumstance of your admission, the high premium placed on your admission and the organizations/companies you work forâ€.