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FUPRE Vice Chancellor, Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh (Middle), Mr. Gabriel Ejoba, PG, Ugbomro Community (Left) and Chief Ikpi Bernard (Right) during a presentation of trophy to the VC.


Host Communities Honour FUPRE Vice Chancellor, Rim-Rukeh

…Appeal to FG for funding, inclusion of FUPRE to Petroleum Ministry

By Godwin Utuedoye

The Ugbomro and Iteregbi host Communities to the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun, FUPRE, Uvwie local government area of Delta State, has honoured the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh with symbolic-trophy award of appreciation towards his contributions to the growth and development of the institution.

The leadership of both Ugbomro and Iteregbi communities while presenting a trophy to the Vice Chancellor in his office, pledged their commitment to work harmoniously with the Vice Chancellor and authority of the Institution.

The leadership of both communities had also appealed to federal government to increase the funds coming to the University so as to meet up its academic work and research by ensuring that the school maintains it’s standard and also bring FUPRE under the Petroleum Ministry so as to perform optimally to its expectations.”

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In an address presented by Mr. Obakpororo Olughor on behalf of both communities, said since assumption of office by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, the institution has witnessed an accelerated growth and development in all ramifications.

“Sir, we are aware that you did not just attain this feat of Vice Chancellor of this great petroleum University on a platter of gold, but by a dint of hard work and glaring antecedents in both academics and professional achievements.

“We are commending you for your preparedness in moving this Institution to greater heights. We are so impressed with your performances in the area of infrastructure development and the great exploits achieved so far in both academics and research. We are witnesses to records made by students of this Institution, locally and Internationally”.

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“It is as a result of this hardwork and readiness to impact resourceful knowledge on the students, that has placed the Institution above others. We also pledged to work harmoniously with the Institution. But appealed we are considered as indigenes for supplies, contracts, employment, scholarships, admission and as corporate social responsibility.

Responding, Prof. Rim-Rukeh, on behalf of top management staff, expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the host communities, stating that since his assumption of office, he has enjoyed a robust working relationship with them and commended leadership of both communities for their exemplary leadership qualities.

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He promised to carry them along even as he pledged his commitment in taking the Institution to an enviable heights amongst its contemporaries in the world.

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