By Lucky Uto
The Vice Chancellor of Federal of Petroleum Resources, Ogbomro, Delta State, Prof. Engr. Rim-Rukeh Akpofure has assured Nigerians and Deltans of making the institution a world class university and an academic research excellence.
The VC gave the yesterday during the ceremony to mark his one hundred days in office to show case his model achievements and visions for the university for the next five years of his tenure.
Prof. Rim-Rukeh in his address said that despite he assumed office amidst the Covid-19, pandemic, he has initiated policies and programmes that will make the institution a world class and academic excellence.
The VC who disclosed that within his hundred days in office, has prepared a blue-print for accelerated growths and development of the university as well as signing two memorandum of understanding (MOUs) with WET TEK Research limited and Onose Deep Oil and Gas limited with intent to carry out research that leads innovation in petroleum refining and petrochemical industry.
He also stated that within his hundred days, the institution has strategized on ways to increase funding to the university sure as venturing into business as FUPRE micro finance Bank, FUPRE water, fisheries and aquaculture and FUPRE Publishing house.
He further said that the university has been admitted into the Education and Training Sectorial Working Group of the Nigerian Content Consultative Forum (NCCF) of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board.
Prof. Rim-Rukeh also disclosed that within the hundred days of his assumption of office, he has introduced the Policy of Naming University Facilities and the policy has been duly approved by the University Governing Council.
He also stated that work have been completed in the preparation of the curriculum for the introduction of new academic programmes such as Department of petrochemical Engineering, Department of Natural Gas Engineering, Computer engineering, department of Statistics, Science, Laboratory and Technology and Department of Health, Environment, Safety and Security as well as commencement of the College of Petroleum Management and Policy Study.
The VC who was overwhelmed with his achievements, commended the management staff of the institution their support and commitments towards making the institution a world class university and academic research excellence.
He also stated that the university has established a doctorate of international development charged with the responsibility of developing a comprehensive policy aimed at recruiting, retaining and supporting international staff and students.
He commended President Mohammadu Buhari for his support for his support and commitment to the growth of the university.