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West Africa Branch Open Day
Posted on Friday, October 5, 2018
West Africa Branch Open Day in Accra
The West Africa Branch had its open day at the Regional
Maritime University on 5th October 2018. The programme
started at 10:00hrs and ended at 12:00hrs. However, the enquiries
desk was still busy to answer all queries till about
The target group for this year's open day celebration was
the newly admitted students of the Regional Maritime University.
The Branch's approach is get the new entrants of the University to
register as students as soon as they start their first year and get
them to complete by the end of their University
The auditorium was filled to capacity with about 150
students in total attending the open day ranging from continuing
students to newly admitted students.
The Chairman for the day was the Provost of Regional
Maritime University, Ing. Augustus Addy Lamptey.
Frank Tony Eshun (FICS), Area Commercial Manager, West
Africa - Damco was the special guest speaker. He spoke at length on
Career Development in Shipping & Logistics and pointed out that
having the right attitude and the right professional qualification
such as those offered by the Institute will help students excel in
their chosen career after school.
A comprehensive presentation on Institute's courses, fees
and student's enrollment was delivered by Gertrude Adwoa
Ohene-Asienim (FICS) - Branch Chairperson, Nathaniel Kojo Nti
(MICS) - Branch General Secretary and Richmond Nfodwo - Branch
Student Coordinator. Students where encouraged to start studying
for the Institute qualifications while still in school to make them
competitive on the job market after school. Michael Dzikunu (MICS),
Branch Education and Training Coordinator also highlighted on how
the Institute is the point of reference for the shipping and
logistics industry globally. He touched upon the need for students
to start working towards their professional qualifications as they
prepare to exit school.
The session was very interactive with students from Ports
and Shipping, Logistics Management, Marine Engineering and Nautical
Science Department showing great interest in building their
professional qualification through the Institute.
To celebrate the world teachers' day on 5th
October, all lecturers present (Ing. Augustus Addy Lamptey,
Gertrude Adwoa Ohene-Asienim (FICS), Michael Dzikunu (MICS), Capt.
Catherine Haizel (MICS) were acknowledged for their hard work by
availing themselves to teach and mentor students.
Rekia Gberbie from WISTA and a student member, Jeffery
Botchway from Masser Afrique and some members from the Port Welfare
Committee were present to grace the occasion.
During her closing remark, Gertrude Adwoa Ohene-Asienim
pointed out how building professional ethics, integrity, discipline
and time management, are the ultimate requirements to achieve
success in any chosen career and
wished all participants well as they have chosen to develop their
career in shipping.
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