The vice-chancellor of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources (FUPRE), Effurun, Delta State, Prof. Rim-Rukeh Akpofure, has said the university under his watch would not tolerate sex and money for grades by lecturers and students.

Akpofure, who formally took over on Monday as the vice-chancellor of the university warned lecturers and students to stay clear of such vices.
He said, “No matter your connections, you will be fished out and punished for it.”

The immediate past vice-chancellor of the university, Prof. Akii Ibhadode while speaking at the handing-over ceremony, lamented that the university was not being funded appropriately.

“It is obvious that I met the university poorly funded, however, we made every effort to raise the bar, but like malignant cancer, the issue of poor funding refused to abate.

“Therefore, if the University is to live up to expectations of the founding fathers, the government must rise above board to adequately fund the University”, he said.

“In every aspect of operations, the university needs fund to accomplish her goals, but the paucity of funds marred our ambitions. I sincerely plead with the Federal Government to endeavour to improve the funding of the university if the vision of being a specialised institution is to be accomplished.

“Today, research institutions across the world are busy with efforts to find solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic while our won Universities are shut due to strike occasioned by poor funding. I pray our government urgently reverses this ugly trend,” Ibhadode said.
News source – PUNCH