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Part-time (Weekend) Programme


The Industrial Continuing Education   (1.C.E.) programme is the part-time study programme of the Petroleum Training Institute. As the name implies, it is geared towards making people working in the industries to continue their education without breaking off from their jobs in the industry.

The programme came into being in the Institute due to the yearnings of the Oil, Gas and Allied Industries in Warri and its environs, to upgrade the capacity of their middle cadre manpower without disturbing their production.

Hitherto, most of the workers upgraded their technical knowledge through day releases from their companies or by shuttling. Day releases were at the expense of the Industry. Shuttling causes questionable practices at the workplace and in PTI.

As years went-by, the ICE programmes stabilized in PTI and it metamorphosed to week-end programme to cater for those who had to travel from Ughelli, Sapele, Benin City and other places to partake in the programme.

The ICE programme has continuously and successfully run for  more than twenty  years ( 1995-till date).  Many oil/gas and allied industries workers have benefited from the programme.


The objectives of the ICE programme have been in line with PTI mission and vision and the objectives could be stated as follows:

1. To foster the acquisition of technical knowledge by oil, gas and allied industries workers in the Warri and environs.

2. To enhance the student/worker performance on their jobs.

3. To give opportunity to the self employed,  workers in  government offices  and private companies, to improve their lot academically without disturbing their jobs.


The entry qualification  requirements for the Higher National  Diploma and National  Diploma

Programmes of the ICE are as obtained in the PTI regular programmes.


The certificate awarded to regular students and ICE students are the same. Both regular and ICE  students  matriculate together  and convocate together.  It is the same PTI  academic Departments that graduate the ICE students. The ICE unit only co-ordinates the programme. So certificate wise, there is no discrimination, the same laboratory, library, classroom and mostly the same lecturers.


The lecturers/instructors for the ICE programme are mainly the Institutes permanent lecturers/instructors and some part-time lecturers engaged by the Institute for effective and efficient running of the programme to ensure the students get value for their money. The ICE unit would willingly engage, on part-time basis, any oil worker with relevant knowledge and experience to teach in the ICE programmes.

The future of ICE is bright. Many people and Industries will benefit from ICE programme.  ICE unit is planning for a special post graduate Diploma in Industrial Safety. This is because of large number of candidates from oil industries who want to complement their Engineering qualifications with  certificate  in  Industrial  Safety.  This will make them  much more safety conscious in their workplace and enhance their productivity. The oil and gas industries will immensely benefit from such programme as Oil and gas Industries are always very safety conscious.

Programmes Available:

Electrical and Electronics Engineering Departments

Petroleum and Natural Gas Processing Department

Industrial Safety and Environmental Technology Department

Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences Department

Computer Science and Information Technology Department

Mechanical Engineering Department

Petroleum Marketing and Business Studies Department

Welding and Fabrication Engineering Technology Department

Graduated 2005

  • Petroleum Technologist and Technicians
  • Mechanical Engineering Technologist
  • Gas Processing Technologist
  • Welding & Fabrication Technologist
  • Information Technologist
  • Petroleum Marketers