Regional Maritime University admits 754 fresh students

• Mr Glover speaking at the matriculation

• Mr Glover speaking at the matriculation

The government will provide a vessel for the Regional Maritime University (RMU) for the training of seafarers in the country, a Deputy Minister for Roads and Transport, Titus Glover has announced.

Speaking at the 15th matriculation ceremony of the University on Saturday under the theme, “59 Years of Maritime Education and Training,” the Minister said the vessel would complement RMU’s efforts in providing quality education in the country.

He added that, the government would also collaborate with international shipping firms to absorb graduates that would be trained by the RMU.

This he said would go a long way to address the issues of graduate unemployment in the country and also produce Ghanaian seafarers for the maritime industry.

“As part of efforts to get our youth into the maritime industry, steps are far advanced for the government to provide the RMU with a vessel that would be used for the training of students,” he stated.

According to him, the vessel would provide students with firsthand knowledge and expertise on seafaring and graduates would come out of school with the needed training to work within and outside the country.

Mr Glover said the government would also invest in other facilities including classroom blocks and hostels to help increase student intake at the school.

Government he said would also collaborate with the chiefs and traditional leaders in the area to address the issues of encroachment on school lands.

Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Elvis Nyarko said, the RMU would continue to focus on her pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and service to society as enshrined in their mission and vision.

“Hence the RMU continues to pride itself as a globally branded University for education, research and consultancy in maritime and allied fields and also strives to be the best institution in Africa providing world-class education, research and consultancy in maritime and allied fields to support development in Member States and beyond,” he stressed.

For this reason he said, the RMU takes discipline and moral issues seriously and has zero tolerance for cultism or any form of vandalism and corruption.

Prof. Nyarko added that, despite the freedom students would enjoy on campus, they are expected to dress modestly at all times and for all occasions.

“For our ladies, please cover all critical and most sensitive parts of your body and remember that you need to maintain your modest, but attractive turnout and do not aim ‘to dress to kill’ as commonly said,” he added.

The Vice Chancellor encouraged the fresh students to make studying their priority doing their stay on campus in order to become responsible people to society.

In all, 754 students were admitted into the school to pursue degree and diploma in various faculties including the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Department of Marine Engineering and Faculty of Maritime Studies.

The number of students enrolled was made up of 422 males (83 per cent) and 87(17 per cent) females which is an increase of over 169 students over last year’s figure of 340.

 

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