The Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, FUPRE would remain focused on fulfilling its statutory role of a specialized institution, and would ensure collaboration with stakeholders to accomplish the university’s vision and mission.
This was disclosed by the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof (Engr) Rim-Rukeh Akpofure, while playing host to members of Okotie-Eboh Grammar School Old Boys Association (OGSOBA), Warri Branch. Prof Akpofure said that with the active cooperation of all stakeholders as enshrined in the establishment act of the university, FUPRE will live up to its billing of a specialized global institution.
Prof. Akpofure was elated by the courtesy call of the old boys, as the group relived memories of their days as students of Okotie-Eboh Grammar School, Sapele where the Vice Chancellor graduated with flying colours in 1979.
Prof Akpofure stated; “Without equivocation, I am elated and this marks a watershed; it shows that I have a root. I am happy to be associated with Okotie-Eboh Grammar School, Sapele. I am using this opportunity to call on all to contribute their quota to the development of their Alma Mater. From now, I will be more committed to the association, I will attend meetings and meet up with all obligations to the association.”
While presenting a plaque to the Vice Chancellor, the Acting President of Okotie-Eboh Grammar School Old Boys Association (OGSOBA), Warri Branch, Engr Felix Brinemugha congratulated the Vice Chancellor on his appointment, he prayed God to give him wisdom to pilot the affairs of the institution.
The Acting President also said, “after forty-one years of leaving Okotie-Eboh Grammar School, we grateful to God for taking you up to this enviable level of academic attainment. We implore you to be fair in all your dealings, work assiduously for excellence with a view to move the institution to an enviable height from where you took over. I pray God to grant you good health and wisdom to carry on.”
The Treasurer of the association, Mr Sam Okporu also enjoined Prof. Akpofure to work towards the overall development of the university during his tenure in order to leave his foot prints in the sands of time.
Among those who paid the courtesy call were: Dr. Rowel Ubogu, National Secretary of the association, Mr Victor Okies Okpomor, Secretary of the Warri Branch of the association and Mr. Joshua Dosu.