A total of 1,507 took the matriculation oath of the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Effurun in Delta State for the 2015/2016 academic session. The Principal/Chief Executive of the institution, Mr. Avuakporeta Orukele, said they were the ones admitted out of the 6,413 who applied to pursue National Diploma ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) and certificate programmes.
Orukele the new students to surpass the high academic standard set by their predecessors in the 40-year-old institution.
He said: “It is my hope that as you are all gathered here this morning, you all will also assemble here for the convocation at the end of your career. However, this cannot be achieved by a mere wishful “Amen”.
“According to Shalee Alexis, ‘Success does not come by wishing and hoping but hard work, smart work and enthusiasm’. You must work very hard to attain it ,” he said.