About Regional Maritime University
The Regional Maritime University (RMU),Accra,Ghana, is an international tertiary institution. Sheattained full University status on the 25thof October, 2007 and was launched as such by His Excellency, John Agyekum Kuffour, President of the Republic ofGhana.
The RMU occupies the premises of the old Ghana Nautical College which was established in 1958 to train ratings for the erstwhile State Shipping Corporation (Black Star Line). On 1stOctober, 1982, the Government of Ghana promulgated the Regional Maritime Law 1982 which was followed by the signing of the instrument of transfer, handing over the College to the then Ministerial Conference of West and Central African States on Maritime Transport (MINCONMAR), now known as Maritime Organization of West and Central Africa (MOWCA), which negotiated for its regionalization. The College was then re-namedThe Regional Maritime Academy (R.M.A.). The formal inauguration of the R.M.A. took place on Thursday 26thMay, 1983 with the following countries as founding members: Republics of Cameroon, The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The overall objective for the establishment of RMA was to promote regional co-operation in the maritime industry focusing on the training to ensure the sustained growth and development of the industry. The RMU also maintains the same overall objective.
TheRMUhas institutional accreditations from the Department of State forEducationof The Gambia and the NationalAccreditationBoards of Ghana and the Republic of Liberia, for the running of its degreeprogrammes.
About Regional Maritime University Affiliations And Accreditation
In fostering globalize academic cooperation, the University entered into intellectual networks with established institutions in the form of collaboration and affiliation.
KWAMENKRUMAH UNIVERSITYOF SCIENCE &TECHNOLOGY– for Laboratory Practice;
JOHN MOORE UNIVERSITY, LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND– Post graduate programmes
UNIVERSITY OF DOUALA, CAMEROON– Fisheries Department;
SHANGHAI MARITIME UNIVERSITY, CHINA– Joint Undergraduate/Post Graduate programmes;
SMTC MALAYSIA– Offshore Oil and Gas Safety Training.