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Regional Maritime University set to unveil 10-year strategic plan, others in 65th celebration

The Regional Maritime University (RMU) is commemorating its 65th Anniversary this year, marking a historic milestone in its commitment to providing world-class maritime education and training in West and Central Africa.

Under the theme “65 Years of Maritime Education and Training Excellence in West and Central Africa,” the RMU commenced its all-year-round anniversary celebrations with a health walk on June 19, 2023.

A press release signed by the Chairman of the anniversary planning committee, Dr George K. VanDyck said the celebration have been met with enthusiasm and pride as the university reflects on its legacy of producing skilled professionals for the maritime industry.

According to the release, a series of engaging events and activities have been scheduled for the remainder of the year, including an Anniversary Dinner and Fundraising gala, which aims to garner support for the university’s future initiatives and projects.

“As part of our commitment to nurturing future talent, RMU will host a Career Fair, connecting students and graduates with prospective employers, thereby bridging the gap between academia and the job market within the maritime industry,” it added

It stated that the University will also hold a Symposium on the relevance of Women in Maritime Education and Training to advocate for increased participation and empowerment of women in the maritime industry to highlight the importance of gender diversity in the maritime sector.

The release also announced that as part of the celebration, the RMU will unveil its ambitious 10-year strategic plan, focusing on the institution’s growth and expansion.

It reaffirmed the University’s commitment to embracing new opportunities and further advancing the maritime industry’s frontiers within the sub-region and beyond.

Established by former President Dr Kwame Nkrumah to train ratings for the then Black Star Line, the RMU has grown into an esteemed international tertiary institution.

Under the visionary leadership of the late former President Jerry John Rawlings in 1983, the RMU underwent regionalization, solidifying its position as a vital sub-regional tertiary institution focused on promoting regional cooperation within the maritime industry.

This evolution was marked by the RMU attaining full university status on October 25, 2007, and receiving an official launch by His Excellency, John Agyekum Kuffour, former President of the Republic of Ghana.

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