The Regional Maritime University held a matriculation ceremony for freshers and also launched three of its newly introduced M.Sc. Programmes on Friday, 15th February, 2019 at the Auditorium, RMU Campus.
Speaking at the Matriculation Ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Elvis Nyarko, congratulated the students for scaling through the rigorous selection process for admission into the University. He added that the event marked their formal integration into the University system. He spoke on the issue of security and cautioned fresh students to desist from actions and activities that could pose a security hazard.
Inset is the Vice Chancellor, Professor Elvis Nyarko, speaking to the matriculants.
The VC said RMU is dedicated to knowledge, excellence and discipline of its students. He thus encouraged the students to imbibe these widely-acknowledged tradition of the University. The University Registrar, Dr. Njie Baboucarr took the matriculants through the matriculation Oath.
The Matriculation Ceremony also coincided with the launch of three new postgraduate degree programmes in Engineering, namely: M.Sc. Renewable Energy Engineering, M.Sc. Bio- processing Engineering, and M.Sc. Environmental Engineering. The three programmes are designed to cover a duration of three semesters and began in February, 2019.
Amongst the key personalities who graced the Inaugural Ceremony, was Dr. Moses Mensah, Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, KNUST, and Coordinator for the M.Sc. programmes.
In his speech, he expressed his appreciation to the Vice Chancellor, Professor Elvis Nyarko, the Provost, Ing. Addy-Lamptey and the Coordinator for the Graduate School, Dr. George Vandyck, for their immerse contribution to the realization of the three M.Sc. Programmes. He gave a brief lecture on the philosophy, vision, and prospects of the M.Sc. programmes and explained that the programmes launched were closely linked to the objectives of the adopted Sustainable Development Goals of Ghana.
Inset is Dr. Moses Mensah, Program Coordinator addressing the Graduate Students.
For this cause, he added that, most of the modules would be taught from the “Multi-Inter-trans-disciplinary approach”, thus moving beyond the academic, and engaging students directly with the practical, industrial concepts to also enable them solve national issues. With the launch of these Postgraduate programs, RMU is poised to provide the best possible context for students and alumni of the University to develop their skills. The VC in his address stated that being a postgraduate student of the University, will equip one to have mastery over the demands of university learning and will equip them with the opportunity of deepening their knowledge while at the same time encountering new bodies of knowledge. The VC said with the RMU Graduate School now fully functional, all its post graduate programmes would, henceforth, be run without any affiliation to any University.
Group photograph (RMU Management Team, some Staffs, Invited Officials and some Graduate Students).
Group photograph (RMU Academic Council Members, some staff and matriculant
Pictured is RMU Academic Council Members.
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Information Date: 20th February, 2019