The Regional Maritime University has held its matriculation ceremony for the 2022/ 2023 freshmen/ women admitted into the University on Friday, 24th March, 2023 at the University’s Parade Ground. A total of over six (600) hundred students were admitted into the various faculties of the University which are the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of Maritime Studies, Faulty of International Business and Humanities and the School of Graduate Studies to pursue the various programmes of the University.
The Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Jethro Brooks Jnr, in an address, thanked the audience and the Guest of Honor for taking time out of their busy schedule to grace the occasion. He congratulated the students for their excellent performance which gained them entry into the RMU. He was of the hope that, their choice of RMU as the preferred choice of higher education would be worth the years of their stay on campus.
Adding on, he charged the students to use appropriate channels to communicate their grievances and make use of the facilities and social clubs made available on campus. He called on the RMU community to welcome the students and accord them the needed support to make their stay worthwhile.
The AG. Vice-Chancellor finally encouraged the students to constantly adhere to the rules and regulations of the University, and strike the right balance between their academic work and co-curriculum activities.
In an opening remark, the special guest of honour for the ceremony, Mr. Daniel Mckorley, the Chief Executive Officer /(CEO) of the McDan Group of Companies, challenged the freshmen/ women to allow themselves to be transformed by the status of the University. He stated that a strong framework that would guarantee and safeguard employment depended on the moral virtues of the candidates. He charged the students to adhere to best practices that would transform them into change agents that would warrant employment opportunities.
Recounting on some economic challenges with employment opportunities, Mr. Mckorley was optimistic that graduates from the University have a greater chance of securing employment right after their graduation. He said that one key area where significant strides have been made in the past years is the Maritime Industry.
He added that the Ghanaian economy’s recovery will also depend on boosting the maritime industry with qualified people and needed resources. For this reason, he assured Management of the University of his unflinching support of providing RMU students with practical skills and employment opportunities. “This new partnership will enhance student’s recruitment opportunities and refine them to international standards”, he added.
The University Registrar, Dr. Babouccar Njei thanked the guest speaker for the new partnership with RMU in student’s recruitment opportunities. He later called on all the freshmen/ women of the various faculties to be matriculated by the Acting Vice Chancellor. Subsequently, the matriculated students were briefed on the opportunities on campus and the right channels of accessing them.
DEAN’S LIST AWARD
There were series of awards that were received on the day of the matriculation. Key among them were the Dean’s List Award and the Student Representative Council (SRC) award for outstanding staff.
Every year, during matriculations, student who have distinguished themselves throughout their study at the Regional Maritime University are awarded to encourage them and also motivate the fresh students to be matriculated. During the 20th and 8th Matriculation Ceremony, a total of about sixty (60) students were honored with the Dean’s list award with the SRC award going out to four (4) RMU academic and non-academic staff.
The program was well attended by dignitaries, parents, RMU staff and students and friend from the media.
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Information date: 24th March, 2023.