PTI warns against criminality, as 1,792 students matriculate

Fresh students admitted to the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) on Friday have been urged to eschew criminality such as cultism, stealing, assaults and drug peddling, among others on campus.

Principal and Chief Executive of PTI, Professor Sunny Iyuke, read the riot act at the 2020 Combined Matriculation Ceremony of Full Time and School of Industrial Continuing Education Students of 2019/2020 Academic Session of the institute held at the Conference Centre, Effurun, Delta State.

Professor Iyuke, who was represented by his Vice Principal, Dr Henry Adimula, during his address, disclosed that no fewer than 1, 792 students were matriculated at the ceremony by the standard of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board(JAMB) and the PTI post UTME requirements.

“Your primary aim for coming to PTI is to study. I urge you to channel your energies in that direction.

“Please, remember that you were admitted into the institute as an individual and you will graduate as an individual.

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“Therefore, you are entirely responsible for all your actions. You can make or mar your future,” the PTI boss noted.

Besides being warned against unlawful assemblage, Prof Iyuke warned the matriculating students against crimes encased in þhe school’s five rules: examination misconduct, certificate forgery, stealing, physical and sexual assault, cultism, drug peddling and smoking of Indian hemp on campus.

According to him, “If you are caught involved in any of these acts, nobody will speak on your behalf or change the rules and regulations in the handbook. To be forewarned is to be forearmed.”

Meanwhile, 3,602 candidates reportedly applied for admission to pursue a career in the Higher National Diploma, National Diploma and Certificate Programmes for the 2019/2020 session.