UNILAG to offer Graduate courses in Petroleum Engineering

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The University of Lagos has said that it is
upgrading its facilities and work force to
offer graduate courses in petroleum

The institution also said that it would
achieve this with the support of the
Petroleum Technology Development Fund.
The Head, Department of Chemical
Engineering, Prof. Adetokunbo Denloye,
stated this when a delegation from the
PTDF led by its Executive Secretary, Olufemi
Ajayi, visited the university on Monday.

The team was in the school to inspect some
of the facilities the PTDF presented to the
department as part of the agency’s
intervention efforts.

Denloye, while addressing members of the
delegation, said the major challenge facing
the department was the possibility of
embarking on the training of petroleum
engineers at both master’s and doctorate

“We intend to commence master’s and
doctorate programmes in Petroleum
Engineering. We are in the process of
recruiting more staff, especially at the
higher level, so that we can have someone
who can provide academic leadership in the
department. We are currently in the
process. The position has been advertised
and right now we are in the review process
and hopefully, before the end of this year,
we should be through with that,” he said.
Ajayi, in his remarks, noted that the Federal
Government agency was committed to
developing the oil and gas industry, being
the mainstay of the nation’s economy.

Apart from UNILAG, he stressed that the
agency had intervened in upgrading
facilities in 25 other universities.
He said, “What you are seeing is being
replicated in 25 other universities around
the country. From my experience, what we
have here is almost at par – in terms of
facilities – with what we have in some of the
universities in the United States and United
Kingdom. What this means is that the PTDF
and by extension, the Federal Government
is moving in the right direction.”

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