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The Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Prof. Akpofure-Rukeh has assured staff and students of the institution a better welfare throughout his administration.
The Vice Chancellor had also warned students and staff of the university against offering of sex or money for grades, saying that this administration will not condone such act and advised all to adhere strictly to it.
Prof. Rim-Rukeh who made this statement during handing over ceremony, said he is aware of numerous challenges confronting the institution in the discharge of their duties, which he said are poor power supply, poor offices and teaching infrastructure.
While appreciating the out gone Vice Chancellor, Prof. AkiiIbhodode over his contribution to the growth of the institution despite poor funding constrains, Prof. Rim-Rukeh said Prof. Ibhodode had between 2015 till expiration of his tenure, the school institution has achieved much.
He explained that it was during the tenure of Prof. Ibhodode that the University obtained COREN and NUC accreditation for all courses in the University, adding that the institution is also on a global platform with a number of great initiatives.
The Vice Chancellor who assured staff of better welfare package, strongly advised against sex or money for grades, saying that such acts are worse crime against academic excellence, pointing out that offenders will be punished even with minimum evidence. He said since the establishment of the University in 2007, all former Vice Chancellors just assumed office after the expiration of their successors’ tenure without detailed handover, appreciating President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu, Minister of State, Hon. Emeka Nwajiuba, Chairman/Pro-Chancellor, Prof. ShehuZuru and others.
Earlier, the out gone Vice Chancellor, Prof. Akii lbhodode, while speaking at the handing over ceremony, lamented that the university is not being well funded, saying that if the university must live up to expectations of the founding fathers, government must rise above board to adequately fund the university.
Ibhodode while speaking appealed to both students and staff of the university to cooperate and support the administration of the new management under Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh so that it can succeed in his new assignment.