Regional Maritime University, Accra (RMU)

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26 May 1983, by MINCONMAR, currently Maritime Organization of West and Central Africa (MOWCA), on completion of transformation from the (national) Ghana Nautical College, set up 1957. Original title: /The/ Regional Maritime Academy, Accra (RMA) -- Académie maritime régionale d'Accra. Founding members: Cameroon; Gambia; Ghana; Liberia; Sierra Leone. Set up with the assistance of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Maritime Organization (IMO) and governments of Norway and Egypt. Upgraded into a university, Oct 2007.


Develop maritime industry in the sub-region and beyond, through capacity building of the highest international standard; offer educational programmes relevant to modern trends and challenges of the industry and related fields; ensure availability of all IMO 'Standard of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW95)' mandatory training programmes.

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Programmes: academic, including BSc Marine Engineering, BSc Electrical/Electronic Engineering, BSc Ports and Shipping Administration, BSc Nautical Science, BSc Computer Engineering, Master of Arts in Ports and Shipping Administration, Diploma in Ports and Shipping Management and Marine Engine Mechanic. Organizes courses and training, including IMO Model Short Courses, for residential and non-residential students from Ghana, countries of West and Central Africa, Ethiopia and some East African countries. Since Dec 2004, granted Institutional Accreditation by National Accreditation Board, Ghana, National Commission on Higher Education, Liberia, and Department of State for Education, Gambia. Participates in international events.


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Subjects *

  • Transportation, Telecommunications
    • Maritime
  • Industry
    • Industry
  • Education
    • Universities

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production



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