Ogbe Sammy



PTI, Effurun

The Principal/Chief Executive of Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun  in Uvwie Local Government Area, Delta State , Professor Sunny Iyuke has said  the institution  is   to produce world –class indigenous technical  manpower to drive the Nigeria oil and gas industry in line with the global best practice.

Professor Iyuke disclosed this   when speaking to newsmen in the school.

He said the institution has striven very hard to fulfill the aims of the federal government’s content policy by development and training competent manpower specifically for the oil and gas and allied companies.

Professor Iyuke   said , since the inception of the institute, it has turned over forty –six  thousand( 46, 000)  technologists and technicians in different disciplines adding that  it is  doing more to realize its  goals.

He said  for the avoidance of doubt, new projects are constructed while others are being renovated among which are  the construction of a 300 sitter lecture theatre on main campus, renovation of academic blocks, construction of  a standard swimming  pool at  Aladja and renovation of  the intuition’s  swimming pool which was abandoned for over two decades among others.

He said the institution is in partnership with foreign bodies   on   other   support  courses such as specifics on diving equipment  maintenance , training personnel for Dive Medic, among others.

He said, SOD has been galvanized with the mandate to provide national   focus   on   sub-sea engineering interests, certificate of   students’   divers, underwater non destructive testing inspection among others.

Professor Iyuke   said   the  institution  is  responding to the dynamism of oil and gas sector  and in collaboration   with  University of Port Harcourt has  commenced   post HND programme in all fields of engineering that will lead to the award of Bachelor of Engineering adding the students will have advantage over University graduates as they tooled in both practical and  theory.

He said the institution has also commenced Masters’ programme   in   Information   and Communication   Technology in conjunction with UNIPORT among other bodies.