RMU graduates 313 students

The 12th Congregation of the Regional Maritime University (RMU) has been held in Accra under the theme, “60 years of Maritime Education and Training.”

The occasion saw a total of 313 students graduating with bachelor’s degrees and diplomas in various fields.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Elvis Nyarko urged the graduands to continue studying to improve upon their lives as learning does not end with a graduation ceremony.

“If you want to continue to be relevant and competent in fields that you have been trained in, you must attach special importance to continuous learning and application of knowledge,” he stated.

“In your professional life, settle for nothing less than excellence. Seek for the truth in everything you do and avoid corruption in all that you do,” he stressed.

The Vice Chancellor also called on the government to help the university complete infrastructural projects that have started as part of efforts to expand and attract more students in coming years.

He said work on the administration and library complex building project which is funded by the Government of Ghana through the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) and sub-structure of the auditorium complex also funded by government have stalled due to delays in the release of funds.

“We will therefore appeal to government to release funds to ensure early completion of the projects as their completion will also go a long way to support the expansion and growth of the university,” he stated.

The occasion was also used to commission the first-of-its-kind REDAVIA Solar Farm on the RMU campus which would help cut the high cost of electricity tariffs paid by the university.

According to the Vice Chancellor, the University pays US$5000 every month for electricity but the cost would be reduced to about 60 per cent following the introduction of the solar farm.

He also announced a year long programme scheduled to mark the 60 years anniversary, beginning this month which includes, public lectures, alumni homecoming, award of honorary doctorate degrees, job fairs and a grand durbar the climax activities.

Also speaking at the graduation ceremony, the new chancellor of the university, Dr James F. Kollie urged member countries to pay their annual contributions on time to ensure the university achieves its purposes.


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