School of Industrial and Continuing Education (SICE)
Part-time (Weekend) Programme

The School of Industrial Continuing Education (S.I.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 continue their education without breaking off from their jobs in the industry.

The programme came into existence 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 SICE programmes stabilized in PTI and it metamorphosed to weekend programme to cater to 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 five years ( 1995-till date).  Many oil/gas and allied industries workers have benefited from the programme.


The objectives of the SICE programme have been in line with PTI mission and vision and these are 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 an 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 SICE are as obtained in the PTI regular programmes.


The certificate awarded to regular students and SICE students are the same. Both regular and SICE  students  matriculate together  and convocate together.  It is the same PTI  academic Departments that graduate the SICE students. The SICE 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 SICE 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 SICE unit would willingly engage, on part-time basis, any oil worker with relevant knowledge and experience to teach in the SICE programmes.

The future of the SICE is bright. Many people and Industries will benefit from the SICE programme.  The SICE unit is planning for a special post-graduate diploma in Industrial Safety. This is because a large number of candidates from oil industries want to complement their Engineering qualifications with a 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 programmes 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