Regional Maritime University Gets Major Facelift

The Regional Maritime University, RMU in Ghana is expected to receive major boost from Ghana government with regards to infrastructure development to ensure it modernity into a world class- state of the art education institution.

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RMU

Mr Fiifi Kwetey, Minister for Transport who doubles as the Chancellor of the University observed this during his presentation at the 17th Board of Governors Meeting of the RMU in Accra “We are very optimistic that our stakeholders are equally committed to this transformation agenda.”

RMU
RMU

The Minister, who is the new Board Chairman of the University, urged the members, staff, Alumni, students and staff of Ghana’s readiness to combine the good and hard endeavour that were initiated by his immediate predecessor.

The meeting which is held annually seeks to discuss the challenges, innovation and solutions and to exchange new ideas and plan towards the transformation of the University into a world class.

He said the RMU continued to register significant successes in the development of its infrastructure, human resource and its academic programmes, thereby expanding its student enrolment.

Mr Kwetey said efforts to maintain RMU as the premier University and drive towards excellence had received enormous goodwill and support from many quarters.

He commended the governments of member countries and development partners for their continuous support, saying, “We continue to witness significant progress in the projects of the University.

He also lauded the Vice Chancellor and his management team for their collaboration with industry and urged them to enter into more useful partnerships.

He said it was through such collaboration that the University could assess whether its curricula produced the requisite graduates for the industry.

For his part Mr Mohammed A. Jalloh, the Deputy Minister of Transport and Aviation, Sierra Leone, noted that the University needs pragmatic approach in its managerial skills, he called for periodic fresher programmes for the non teaching staff to meet the global standard. This he said was the surest way RMU could rub shoulders with other Universities in terms of professionalism and excellence.

He further explained that the move would ensure that the University continued to satisfy the technological demands of student in their various areas of study.

He mentioned the organization of periodic enhancement and workshops for lecturers, they must undergo upgrading, whilst students are encouraged to evaluate the performance of lecturers more strictly.

Mohammed Jalloh also called on the management of the University to create a network with more Universities beyond the African continent for constant exchange programmes which will be a value addition to what the students are taught.

He reiterated RMU’s commitment to promoting regional cooperation in the maritime industry

Source; Dominic Kojo Blay

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