The Open Day programme ends with a bang!

Posted on Friday, October 5, 2018


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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 13:00hrs.

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 education.

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.

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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.