NAHEOG, RMU sign MoU to enhance training of students

The Acting Vice Chancellor of the Regional Maritime University (RMU), DrJethro Wilbert Brooks, has indicated the desire of the university to work with industries in identifying skills needed for jobs.

This, he said, was important for the provision of continuous development for their workers on one hand and also the upgrading and revision of its curriculum on the other hand, to meet the needs of their employers.

Dr Brooks made this remark during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the National Association for Heavy-Duty Equipment Operators Ghana (NAHOEG) and the Regional Maritime University yesterday in Accra.  

According to the Acting Vice Chancellor, the signing of the MoU was a very important milestone achieved by both institutions since their establishment as it forms the beginning of sailing into uncharted waters.

 “Here you will have the opportunity to learn modern crane simulators, oil and gas training facilities, professional welding facilities that accommodate about 25 students at a time and a modern laboratory among various others,” he said.

He took the opportunity to announce an ongoing discussion with Aircraft, Accident and Incident Investigation and Prevention Bureau (AIB) for the establishment of a working relationship for training.

 He said that the Ghana Aviation Development Institute would soon begin discussions with the roads transport unions to develop training packages for their respective employees based on their needs.

The President of NAHOEG, Mr Dominic Kofi Eyiah, on his part was optimistic that the collaboration, aside from producing world class students to fit into the global market, would also give that international niche to create synergy and empower technical professionals with the necessary recognition required for elevation.

“I am optimistic that this MoU signed would help change the fortunes of the students in their various institutions as it provides the opportunity for promotion and pay rise, a move to endear this professional domain to the upcoming youth,” he added.

The Regional Maritime University is owned and operated by five English speaking West and Central African countries namely: Sierra Leone, Cameroon, the Gambia, Ghana and Liberia.

They have worked together since 1983 to ensure that the university remains second to none when it comes to maritime and its allied teaching and learning activities.


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