An orientation ceremony to mark a significant beginning of a lasting relationship between the Regional Maritime University (RMU) and some freshly admitted students was held at the African Unity Auditorium (RMU). The three (3) day orientation ceremony took place from Wednesday 18th to Friday 20th January, 2023 at the RMU parade grounds of the University.

Some freshly admitted students of the Regional Maritime University

In his opening remark, the Ag. Vice Chancellor Dr. W. Jethro Brooks Jnr.  welcomed and congratulated the fresh students for their excellent academic performance in their Senior High School Examinations which has enabled them to gain admission into the University. He explained that, the ceremony affords them the opportunity to participate in the academic, cultural and social climate of the University.

The Acting Vice Chancellor, Dr. W. Jethro Brooks Jnr. addressing the audience.

Adding to earlier remarks, he championed on the observance of RMU governing rules and regulations. He emphasized that, RMU which is a high University of diplomatic repute will in the discharge of its operations, uphold the good name of the University. He charged the fresh students to refrain from conducts that would bring the name of the University into disrepute. He encouraged them to use the appropriate channels to communicate any form of grievances.

He continued to assured the students of the University’s preparedness to make use of its resources for the realization of their full potentials.


Dr. Stephen Dehlor, Master of Ceremony (MC)

The freshmen were given an overview of the Faculty of Maritime Studies and the Faculty of Engineering.

Dr. George vanDyck, acting Dean, Faculty of Maritime Studies.

As part of the programmes scheduled for the ceremony, students were also introduced to the e-learning management system, library services, examination rules and regulations among others.

Dignitaries present at the high table included RMU Management Team namely, Dr. W. Jethro Brooks Jr.; Ag. Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Baboucarr Njie; University Registrar, Dr. Denis Njumo Atehnjia; Provost, and Mrs. Vania O. E. Thomas; Director of Finance. Others were the Heads of the various departments/units and other senior staff members of the University.

Information Source: Marketing Unit

Information Date: 19th January, 2023.

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