Acting Vice Chancellor of Regional Maritime University (RMU) Dr. Jethro W. Brooks Jnr
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The Acting Vice Chancellor of Regional Maritime University (RMU) Dr. Jethro W. Brooks Jnr has expressed grave concerns regarding a persistent encroachment on a section of the school’s land by individuals.

He says the land earmarked for use by the University has been encroached upon, hence the need for government and the Nungua Traditional Council to intervene in protecting the land for further expansion of the University.

The RMU was established to promote regional co-operation in the maritime industry, focusing on the training to ensure the sustained growth and development of the industry.

It offers a range of esteemed postgraduate programmes designed to equip the youth with advanced skills and knowledge for success in the maritime and engineering sectors.

Dr. Jethro W. Brooks Jnr, speaking at RMU 18th Congregation Ceremony indicated that 80 percent of land earmarked for the school has been encroached upon by unknown individuals.

He indicated that all efforts by the administration to address the problem have proven futile.

“Over 80 percent of the University’s land has been and continues to be encroached upon. We once again, plead with the government for her timely intervention in this regard,” he stated.

He likewise entreated the government to construct and enlarge the drainage system to be able to accommodate the volumes of water that runs from the Teshie community through to the school into the sea.

The situation, he said, is dire as the school floods, blocking the road network in the school whenever there is a downpour.

Touching on academic performances, the Acting Vice Chancellor indicated, 379 students graduated with master’s and bachelor’s degrees and diplomas in various fields.

Of this number, he said 50 students received master’s degrees, 277 bachelor’s degrees and 52 diplomas.

Additionally, 15 percent of the undergraduates graduated with First Class degrees, 61 percent with Second Class Upper Division, and 18.5 percent with Second Class Lower Division degrees whilst 14 percent and 38 percent of the diploma candidates obtained Distinction and Second Class Upper Division respectively.

Dr. Jethro W. Brooks Jnr used the opportunity to challenge the graduates to utilize the knowledge acquired to create their own jobs instead of relying on the government for employment.

He also urged them to use their expertise to help develop the maritime sector and contribute to economic growth of their respective countries.

Story by Maxwell Otoo/ Onua FM /