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Type: Private Institution
Motto: Centre of Excellence
Affiliated to: University of Ghana, John Moore University, University of Douala
Established: October 2007
No of Students: 3,000
No of Staff: 237
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Elvis Nyarko
Campuses: RMU Campus
Ranking: 21st in Ghana (Webometrics)
Website: https://rmu.edu.gh/
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The Regional Maritime University (RMU) is a private university located in Nungua, Accra – Ghana. On the 1st of October 1982, the Government of Ghana promulgated the Regional Maritime Law 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.
The college was then renamed The Regional Maritime Academy.. more

The Regional Maritime University (RMU) is a private university located in Nungua, Accra – Ghana. On the 1st of October 1982, the Government of Ghana promulgated the Regional Maritime Law 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.
The college was then renamed The Regional Maritime Academy (R.M.A) in May 1983, with the objective to promote regional cooperation in the maritime industry focusing on the training to ensure the sustained growth and development of the industry.
In October 2007, His Excellency, John Agyekum Kuffour, president of the Republic of Ghana launched the Regional Maritime University as it attained its full university status. Republic of Cameroon, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone are the founding members of RMU.

The Regional Maritime University is ranked 21st best university in Ghana according to Webometrics. RMU is dedicated to the consistent development of human capital in the maritime industry of the sub-region and beyond and has a quality management system of ISO 9001:2000 certification which was obtained in September 2007.
RMU aims at enhancing the development of the maritime transport sector and the fishing industry in member states through the maritime education of students, training of maritime personnel, research and consultancy.

The Regional Maritime University has several facilities that facilitate the stay of its students and staff on campus. It has a health centre that caters for the health needs of both staff and students, a well-equipped and specialized library, as well as an E-library, recreational centres like the lawn tennis and basketball court, a volleyball pitch and a football park.
In 2015, Mrs Dzifa Attivor, the Minister of Transport inaugurated a $15 million oil and gas facility for the Regional Maritime University (RMU) in Accra, which seeks to train students in the areas of oil and gas operations and also to equip them practically for the industry.

In 2019, a student from RMU won the African Organization for Standardization (ARSO) Essay Competition. In July 2020, RMU witnessed a project presentation of three students on the topic, Construction of a Fibre Reinforce Plastic (FRB) Boat for the Snake Class of Ships for the Ghana Navy.
This forms part of the universities vision to train and equip students to take up jobs as seafarers as well as build small craft and ships for the West and Central African Sub-region and beyond.

For more information about the Regional Maritime University, you can go through their official website.

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RMU constitutes of 3 faculties, a school of graduate diploma programmes, professional and vocational programmes.

Faculty of International Business & Humanities
• Department of Accounting

Faculty of Engineering & Applied Sciences
• Department of Co.. more

RMU constitutes of 3 faculties, a school of graduate diploma programmes, professional and vocational programmes.

Faculty of International Business & Humanities
• Department of Accounting

Faculty of Engineering & Applied Sciences
• Department of Computer Engineering
• Department of Marine Electrical & Electronics Engineering
• Department of Marine Engineering

Faculty of Maritime Studies
• Department of Logistics Management
• Department of Nautical Science
• Department of Ports & Shipping Administration

School Of Graduate Studies
• Department of Bio-Processing Engineering
• Department of Renewable Energy Engineering
• Department of Environmental Engineering
• MA in Ports and Shipping Administration (with the University of Ghana)

Diploma Programmes
• Diploma in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
• Diploma in Ports & Shipping Management

Professional & Vocational Programmes
• Basic Welding & Metal Fabrication
• Advance Welding & Metal Fabrication
• Pre-Sea Vocational Training Programme
• Programmable Logic Controller Training – Basic Level

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KEY INFO
Undergraduate applicants: A payment of GH¢160.00 or $50.00 is to be made at the various sales centers for the RMU E-Voucher for Domestic applicants.
Postgraduate applicants: A payment of GH¢215.00 is to be made at the various sales centers for the RMU E-Voucher for Domestic applicants.
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KEY INFO
Undergraduate applicants: A payment of GH¢160.00 or $50.00 is to be made at the various sales centers for the RMU E-Voucher for Domestic applicants.
Postgraduate applicants: A payment of GH¢215.00 is to be made at the various sales centers for the RMU E-Voucher for Domestic applicants.
The closing date for submission of applications is Wednesday, 30th September, 2020. Candidates should note that, no application will be accepted after the deadline.
There are two intake: Febuary and September.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

For Diploma Programmes
• WASSCE/SSSCE/NECO holders: Applicants must have six [6] passes (A1-D7/A-D) in all subjects including English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science and a minimum of C6 in three (3) passes in relevant subjects (e.g. Elective Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Electricity, Geography etc).
• General Certificate of Education (GCE) Holders: Applicant must have credits in at least five (5) GCE ‘O’ Level subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus at least two (2) Advanced Level passes in relevant subjects. (e.g. Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Technical Drawing, Metal Work, Applied Electricity etc).
• City and Guilds Technician Part II and Advanced Technician Diploma, etc. in relevant subjects which are equivalent to the SSSCE/WASSCE/NECO or the GCE will be considered.
• National Board for Professional and Technical Examination (NAPTEX) holders with three (3) passes in the Core Subjects and three (3) area of specialization will be considered.
For Undergraduate Programmes
Applicants must have one of the following:
• WASSCE/SSSCE/GBCE/NECO holders: Applicants must have credits (A1-C6/ A-D) in the following Three (3) Core Subjects: English, Mathematics and Integrated Science /Social Studies plus credits (A1-C6/A-D) in three elective Subjects in General Arts, Home Economics, Visual Arts, Business or General Science with an aggregate score of not less than 36 on the WASSCE scale or not less than 24 on the SSSCE/NECO Scales or better.
• General Certificate of Education (GCE) Holders: Applicants must have credits in at least five (5) G.C.E ‘O’ Level subjects including English Language and Mathematics, plus at least three (3) Advanced Level passes in relevant subjects.
• City and Guilds Technician Part II and Advanced Technician Diploma, etc. in relevant subjects which are equivalent to the SSSCE/WASSCE/NECO or the GCE will be considered.
• Level 2 of Professional Accounting bodies such as ICAG, ICMA, ACCA etc.
• HND holders in any related field with a minimum of 2nd Class Lower Division from recognized Tertiary Institutions may be admitted to level 300.
Mature student’s entry
• Applicants must be at least 25 years old and would have to show proof of age with a birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of date of birth, which is at least 5 years old at the time of application.
• Applicant must also pass Mature Students’ Entrance Examinations conducted by the University in (English Language, Mathematics and Aptitude Test).
**Applicants intending to offer the Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme must have a science background.
International Applicants
• International Baccalaureate (IB) with a minimum note of 10/20 in each of the relevant subjects.
• American Grades 12 with a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0.
• Combined IGCSE and Cambridge – GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ and ‘O’ levels must have two relevant subjects at the Cambridge ‘A’ Levels and in addition must have five (5) passes including English and Mathematics at the Cambridge ‘O’ Level.

For Postgraduates Programmes
• Applicants must have a good bachelor’s degree with at least second class Lower Division from a recognized University.
• Applicants must submit the following with applications:

  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae.
  • Certified copies of transcript and certificate.
  • Personal statement of not more than 500 words (1.5 pages) detailing your motivation for wanting to study the course and what you believe you will gain from it.

HOW TO APPLY
All applicants for the 2020/2021 Academic Year admissions are required to use the Regional Maritime University [RMU] online (E- VOUCHER SERVICE) application procedure. The procedure for the online application process is as follows:
Make appropriate payment at the various sales centres for the RMU E-Voucher
The E-Voucher contains the Pin and Serial Number required in beginning the online form.
Access the online form by visiting the University’s online admissions portal www.rmu.edu.gh soon after payment.
In beginning the online application, students must click “APPLY” to start. Applicants are required to upload their passport size photographs.
A completed form is not considered until it is SUBMITTED.
Applicants are advised to check thoroughly all details entered before finally submitting their online applications. A form, once submitted, can be viewed, but cannot be edited.
Applicants must print out application summary; attach transcripts, certificates and all other relevant documents. These documents should be forwarded to the Academic Registrar or the Dean, School of Graduate Studies (for Postgraduate).
Candidates are strongly advised to visit Courier Companies in their Countries for assistance towards the return of the application documents
The application documents as specified in [g] above should be addressed to:
The Academic Registrar (For Undergraduate) OR School of Graduate Studies (For Postgraduate)
Regional Maritime University
Post Office Box GP 1115
Accra – Ghana
For International Applicants
Log onto the Admissions portal (www.rmu.edu.gh/admissions).
Click on International Applications and follow the instructions displayed on the page for the completion of the form.
Applicants must print out application summary, attach transcripts, certificates and all other relevant documents. These documents should be sent to the Academic Registrar.

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Accra is the capital and largest city of Ghana. The city lies on a cliff that spreads northward over the Accra plains. The name Accra comes from an Akan word “nkran” that means black ants in the vicinity.

When the Portuguese first settled on the coast of what is now known as Ghana, in 1482, Accra was occupied by several villages of the Ga tribe. Between 1650 and 1680 the Europeans bu.. more

Accra is the capital and largest city of Ghana. The city lies on a cliff that spreads northward over the Accra plains. The name Accra comes from an Akan word “nkran” that means black ants in the vicinity.

When the Portuguese first settled on the coast of what is now known as Ghana, in 1482, Accra was occupied by several villages of the Ga tribe. Between 1650 and 1680 the Europeans built three trading posts along the coast, known as Fort James (English), Fort Crevecoeur (Dutch), and Christiansburg Castle (Danish).

After a tribal war, the major Ga towns on the Accra plains were displaced and drawn to the coast by the prospect of profitable trade with the Europeans. As a result, three coastal villages that are Osu (Christiansborg), Dutch Accra (later called Ussher Town), and James Town sprang up, becoming the nuclei of what was to be Accra.

Accra later grew into a prosperous trading centre and after the Danes and the Dutch left the region in 1850, Accra became the capital of the British Gold Coast colony. After independence, Accra became the country’s capital, acting as its administrative, economic, and educational centre.

Accra is influenced by the local steppe climate with annual average temperatures ranging from 24 degrees Celsius to 31 degrees Celsius. The total population of Accra is just over 2.4 million, and it is the Greater Accra Region’s economic and administrative hub and serves as the anchor of the larger Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA).

It is inhabited by about 4 million people, making it the thirteenth-largest metropolitan area in Africa. The Ghanaian culture is characterised by a host of social gatherings – both colourful and musical in nature. The celebration of festivals is an essential part of life, whether for childbirth, rites of passage, puberty, marriage or death.

Accra’s largest contributions revolve around the manufacturing and financial sectors. It also has a substantially sized service sector, and fishing is deemed important to the city.

Accra is one of Ghana’s most historic cities. It is best known for the Independence Square which contains monuments of Ghana’s independence struggle, including the Independence Arch, the Black Star Gate, and the Liberation Day Monument.

Another visible historical landmark is the Jamestown Lighthouse that was constructed in 1875 by the British. The city encourages relaxation and refreshment through the presence of numerous parks like the Labadi Beach, the Osu Castle, and the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum & Memorial park (final resting place of Ghana’s first president, and it contains photos, artefacts and an insight into the life of Dr Nkrumah).

It promotes cultural exploration through the W.E.B Dubois Memorial Centre, the Artist Alliance Gallery and the National Theatre. Ghana is a country with a deep sports heritage and Accra being its capital upholds that heritage through the Accra Sports stadium, a 39,800 all-seater and multipurpose stadium.

The Makola Market is a renowned marketplace and shopping district in the city, where a wide array of products is sold. Accra’s transportation network is served through its airports, namely the Kotoka International Airport and the Accra International Airport.

The city possesses a raft of health centres that cater to the health needs of the population. Provisions for worship are put in place through numerous worship houses like the Cathedral Church of the Most Holy Trinity and the Accra Central Mosque.

The city is home to several higher education institutions like the University of Ghana, the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, the University of Professional Studies, Accra, Ashesi University, Wisconsin International University College, Ghana, the Central University, the Pentecost University College, Ghana Technology University College,  Accra, just to name a few. The city, all of this taken into account, is an ideal location for further education a reason why the city has become a popular study abroad destination.

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Type: Private Institution
Motto: Centre of Excellence
Affiliated to: University of Ghana, John Moore University, University of Douala
Established: October 2007
No of Students: 3,000
No of Staff: 237
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Elvis Nyarko
Campuses: RMU Campus
Ranking: 21st in Ghana (Webometrics)
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