313 Students graduate from Maritime University
The President of the Nungua Traditional Council, Professor Odaifio Welentsi III, has advised young graduates to work hard to attain their career goals and not to be in a hurry to become rich as that can make them corrupt.
He said the pressure most young graduates encountered was as a result of their quest to live luxurious lives without “first learning to work for that lifestyle.”
Addressing graduates at the 12th congregation of the Regional Maritime University (RMU), Professor Welentsi III stressed the need for young people to allow patriotism and the fear of God to guide them in their pursuits to become successful leaders.
He also called on the leadership of various tertiary institutions not to focus solely on the academic performance of students, but on the excellence of their products after graduation.
In all, 313 students graduated with Bachelor’s degrees, while 67 graduated with diplomas in various fields.
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Professor Welentsi III urged the graduates to use the values they had learnt at the university to pursue their career and never allow greed and material possession to sway them to become corrupt.
The Vice Chancellor of RMU, Professor Elvis Nyarko, said over the past years, the university had prioritised the production of disciplined and competent students who were now occupying top positions in the corporate world.
He said the university would never throw away its values but rather introduce more programmes that would better prepare the students for the job market and their wellbeing.
In the area of infrastructural development, Professor Nyarko said work on the Administration and Library Complex Building project, funded by the government, was progressing steadily.
For his part, the Chancellor of RMU, Dr James Kollie, said the university continued to register major strides in academic and infrastructural development, as well as in the areas of collaboration with other maritime institutions and similar corporate bodies.
He commended the management of the university for introducing new courses and 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 a collaboration with the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Authority of Liberia to train seafarers in International Maritime Organisation’s mandatory courses.