In its quest to keep the spirit of Continuous Professional Development (CPD), alive and vibrant, the RMU organized a 2-day workshop ((January 17th-Thursday 18th 2024) on the topic captioned above.
The workshop opening ceremony was graced by the University Management i.e., Acting Vice Chancellor, University Registrar, the Provost and the Resource Person.
The M.C. of the ceremony Captain William Wricketts, introduced the high table and then read out an impressive profile of the Resource Person Rev. Dr Kofi Ashiboe Mensah (PhD) before handing over to the Acting V.C. for his opening remarks.
Welcoming Remarks by the Acting V.C.
The Acting Vice Chancellor Dr Jethro Brooks Jnr Chaired the ceremony and during his opening remarks, warmly welcomed the Resource Person Rev. Dr Kofi Ashiboe Mensah (PhD) and emphasized that it was good to start the academic calendar still fresh from the just ended break; which he said is need in order to face the students of today who are different from our days. According to him, with the help of the internet, students can browse and download and may challenge the lecturers. He remarked that he is hopeful that we will leave the workshop fresh and having learned new things to be able to survive the sorm. In conclusion, he thanked the participants and wished them a successful workshop.
The University Registrar Dr Babucarr Njie in his remarks welcomed the Facilitator and the participants for being in attendance in this very important workshop. He urged the participants to participate fully and then apply what would be learned from the workshop. He accepted the fact that the knowledge is there but how to impart that knowledge is the focus of the workshop since the 24 century learners are not ordinary learners compared to our time. He underlined the fact that in the past, learners had the urge to learn though there were no resources but today, it is the contrast in the sense that resources are now available but the learners do not want to learn.
The University Provost Dr Denis Njumo Atehnjia took his turn to thank the management for the new appointments of some staff and the engagement of some non-academic staff on part-time lecturing. He highlighted the importance of organizing this kind of workshop in order to stay abreast with current practices in educational deliverance and to make sure that the seafarers we produce meet international standards.
Members of the high table during the opening ceremony.
Captain William Wricketts (MC) of the ceremony introducing and reading the profile of the Resource Person
A cross section of the participants at the workshop
Group picture of management, Resource Person and some members of staff
According to Mr. Eyiah, beyond education and training ‘these organizations act as architects of industry standards, creating frameworks and guidelines that form the foundation of professional practices. Adherence to these standards streamlines operations and promotes cohesion within respective fields he said.
Mr. Eyiah also talked about the advocacy role undertaken by these organizations which he explained is crucial in influencing policies that shape the industry landscape, advocating for fair labor practices, workplace safety, and innovation-friendly regulations to harness skills to the fullest potential.
The ceremony concluded with a resounding call for graduates to actively engage with trade associations and professional bodies, leveraging the platforms offered for networking, knowledge exchange, and ongoing professional development. As the new professionals embark on their careers, their involvement with these associations is expected to contribute significantly to the collective growth of their industries.
SOURCE: MARKETING UNIT