Your Programme Is Intensive, Ag VC Tells OTI Students

By Samuel Otikor


Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Stephen A. Okodudu, has urged the newly-admitted students on the Master of Science degree programme of the Offshore Technology Institute to take their studies seriously as they are in for an intensive programme. The Acting Vice Chancellor made the remarks at the 8th Orientation exercise of the Institute which held at the Lecture Hall I on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Professor Okodudu, stated that the exercise was necessary to enlighten the students on how the programme would run. “It is necessary to acquaint the students with the basic information they would need to have a smooth take-off of the programme. It is on that note that I wish to commend the Institute for organising the orientation exercise for the students. I am also happy to see industry partners here. We need partnership with industry professionals to continue to give our products a competitive edge the labour market on graduation,” the Acting Vice Chancellor said. Professor Okodudu showered praises on lecturers in the Faculty of Engineering for leading the way in University-Industry partnership, stating that the University needs to consolidate on its Triple Helix model as Quadruple Helix approach is now the best way to attract strategic partners in the training of students. Earlier, Acting Director of the Institute, Dr Tobinson Briggs, who reiterated that the programme was highly intensive, disclosed that the Institute works round the clock and only observes Christmas break. Dr Briggs listed the achievements of the Institute so far, revealing that the Institute has graduated up to six batches. Others who spoke at the exercise included the Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Professor Barisua Nwinee, former Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Professor Anthony Ibe, who stood in for the Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Professor Ogbonna Joel, Professors Ayo Kuye and Adewale Dosunmu and representative of Technip FMC, Engr Jonathan Ogbekhilu and Managing Director of Irovester Engineering, Engr Sylvester Iroghama.  

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