- Posted by Editor
- On May 9, 2020
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The federal government as well as other stakeholders has been called upon to adequately fund the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun (FUPRE) in Delta State to enable it accomplish its vision of being a specialized institution.
This call was made by Prof. Akii Ibhadode, out gone Vice Chancellor of the University during the handover ceremony to the new vice chancellor in Effurun, saying that, the institution was under funded noting that he was able to raise the bar during his five years in the office.
According to Prof Ibhadode, “if FUPRE is to live up to the expectations of the founding fathers, government must rise above board to adequately fund the University.”
The out gone Vice Chancellor of the University spoke further, “Today, research institutions across the world are busy with effort to find solution to the COVID-19 pandemic while our own Universities are shut due to strike occasioned by poor funding. I pray our government urgently reverses the ugly trend.”
Speaking on his modest achievement while on the saddle as Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Ibhadode has this to say, “I may not have met the expectation of some, but by our records, we have been able to etch on the marble of history certain actions that will continue to count worthy anytime.”
Prof. Ibhadode, however, appealed to all stakeholders to cooperate with the incoming administration to build on the legacies his administration had left behind.
Responding, the incoming Vice Chancellor of FUPRE, Prof. Rim-Rukeh Akpofure commended Ibhadode for the great feats he had achieved in the institution.
Prof. Akpofure promised to build on the foundation laid by Prof. Ibhadode adding that he will drive his tall agenda with a vision statement, “to make FUPRE a globally connected petroleum university whose transformative research and teaching places the university at the forefront of leadership in energy discoveries benefitting to society as a whole.”