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Group donates $2.1m licences to Nile varsity for petroleum studies

By Victoria Ojeme

ABUJA: AN indigenous software company, CypherCrescent Nigeria Limited based in Port-Harcourt, has donated licences worth $2.1 million to the Petroleum and Gas Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Nile University Abuja.

Presenting the licences to the university, the head of Representation, CypherCrescent Nigeria Limited, Mr. Emeka Duruzor said the donation was part of the company’s commitment to build and develop capacity for petroleum engineering students in Nigeria.

He said that Nile University is benefiting from the scheme behind many other Nigerian universities like the University of Port Harcourt and institutions offering petroleum engineering as a programme.

According to him, the licences are major links to access the software for the teaching and learning of petroleum engineering even after graduation, considering the high cost and stringent procedure in the acquisition of the licences.

Signing the donation documents on behalf of the university, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Huseyin Sert, expressed delight in the timely gesture of CypherCrescent Limited to give software access to students of petroleum engineering department of the university to train and learn the major fabrics of oil exploration and development content.

He said without the licences, students cannot be granted passage into the software for effective and efficient study, looking at the cost of licences acquisition anywhere in the world.

However, the Federal Ministry of Education had in the past, directed all Nigerian universities, private or public, offering petroleum engineering courses and indeed, science-related courses, to ensure that laboratories, equipment and all tools necessary for training and development of students are up to date.


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