By Morkporkpor Anku,
Accra, June 11, GNA – Professor Elvis Nyarko, the Vice Chancellor of the Regional Maritime University (RMU), has called on students, especially graduates of the University to seek for the truth in everything they do and avoid corruption at all times.
He said the values they had learnt at the University such as hard work, service to others with honesty and diligence, humility and integrity should enable them to adapt to any situation; they may find themselves in future.
Prof Nyarko was speaking at the 12th Congregation of the RMU, where 313 students graduated with Bachelors and Diplomas in various fields.
Out of the number, there were 246 Bachelor’s Degrees and Diplomas.
“Endeavour to work hard as though everything depends on you and have faith as though, everything depends on God,” he added.
He said as they go out to join the world of work, they should be good citizens, uphold high moral standards and saturate environment in which they would live and work with the spirit of service, enterprise and integrity.
He said if they wanted to continue to be relevant and competent in fields that they had been trained in, they must attach special importance to continuous learning and application of knowledge.
“You must strive to be innovative in whatever you have been trained on and continue to seek and apply new knowledge,” he said.
In the area of infrastructural development, the Vice-Chancellor said work on the Administration and Library Complex Building project funded by government was progressing steadily.
On the University’s 60th Anniversary Celebration, he said the year-long celebration from June, 2018 to June 2019 had a line-up of activities, including Public lectures, Alumni Homecoming, Award of Honorary Doctorate Degrees to prominent personalities, who had contributed in diverse ways to the development of the University and Job Fairs among others
Dr James Kollie, the Chancellor of RMU, said the University continued to register major strides in the area of academic and infrastructural development and in the areas of collaboration with other Maritime institutions and similar corporate bodies.
He commended management of the University for introducing new courses and for making functional the Graduate School of RMU by introducing new postgraduate courses, which would be the first graduate programme.
The Chancellor said the University would soon enter into collaboration with the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority of Liberia to train seafarers in International Maritime Organisation’s mandatory courses.
Dr Kollie said RMU continued to triumph as an example of regional integration and cooperation on maritime affairs, adding that such a success story would be the guiding torch for corporation in other areas in the region in future.