Accra, March 17, GNA - Mrs Elizabeth Afoley Quaye, the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, has advised students of the Regional Maritime University to be honest and morally upright and take up the challenges in the maritime space.
She said government would provide the enabling environment for the youth and expected them to contribute to nation building with the right altitude.
Mrs Quaye was speaking at the launch of the Student Representation Council (SRC) week celebration of the Regional Maritime University (RMU) in Accra on the theme: “The Role of RMU Students in the Growth of the Maritime Sector in Africa.”
The durbar and the cultural display were to foster unity among students, who were from different African countries.
The Minister said the country’s economy depended on building the necessary infrastructure, especially the human capacity needs, which meant investing in educating the youth.
Professor Elvis Nyarko, the Vice-Chancellor, RMU commended the executives of the SRC for their hard work and passion to develop the students’ frontiers.
He said the University which would be 60 years next year, has contributed to the human capital base of the West Africa sub-region.
The Vice-Chancellor said there were many opportunities at the University from the basic to the advanced level and therefore urged BECE graduates to take advantage of such opportunities to empower themselves.
Mr Eluagu Ongebuchi McDonald, the SRC President, RMU, told the Ghana News Agency that the SRC had purchased a bus for the students and also improved on internet connectivity for students.
He, therefore, called on students to remain united and make positive impact on the maritime industry on the African continent.
Mr Amagyei Papa Brobbery, Committee Chairman for the SRC week celebration, outlined some of the activities including career seminar, love summit, community service, inter-national cooking competition, Mr RMU contest and artist’s night and a fun trip to sanjuna beach resort.