The Regional Maritime University (RMU), Accra, Ghana, will confer Honorary Doctorate Degrees on the following dignitaries for their contribution to the development of the University during its 13th Congregation for Admission into Bachelor of Science and Diplomas to deserving students on Saturday 15th June, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. on RMU Campus:
Ex-Presidents of the Republic of Ghana:
- His Excellency Flt. Lt. (Rtd.) Jerry John Rawlings – for the Regionalization of the then Ghana Nautical College to the Regional Maritime Academy (RMA) and the promulgation of RMA Law PNDC Law 33;
- His Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor – for the Elevation of the institution from an Academy to University Status on the 27th October, 2007 as well as Listing RMU on the beneficiaries of GETFUND resulting in the construction of a 400 Capacity Hostel for the University.
Immediate Past Rector of RMU:
- Capt. Aaron Obeng Turkson – for the able and exemplary leadership which led to the rapid development of RMU and introduction of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Short courses; Institutionalization of the Port and Shipping Department, now Department of Transport; Collaborations with Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) for the running of the B.Sc. Logistics Management Programme; Sibrima Maritime Training Centre (SMTC), Malaysia, for running of Oil and Gas Programmes etc.
The 13th RMU Congregation shall graduate 426 students.
Special Guest Of Honour – His Excellency Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo Addo
President of the Republic of Ghana
During the week, the 22nd Meeting of the Regional Maritime University Board of Governors shall be held on Friday 14th June, 2019 after an official Opening Ceremony at RMU African Unity Auditorium at 8:30 a.m. The Board Meeting shall be preceded with deliberations by the Experts Committee from Tuesday 11th to Thursday 13th June, 2019.
The Above occasions will be graced by dignitaries from governmental and non-governmental institutions, the maritime and ancillary institutions, the Diplomatic Corps, traditional Chieftaincy administrations, RMU Staff, Students, Parents and Guardians.