The Regional Maritime University (RMU) from Accra has signed a training enhancement agreement with Dredging International Services Nigeria (DISN), part of DEME Group.
The main goal of this agreement is to facilitate cooperation between the two entities, particularly in the areas of education and training, consultancy and development in international marine dredging techniques and engineering, according to the Graphic Online.
This partnership will also offer students of the university the opportunity to acquire sea service training as part of their career development.
“DEME’s initiative to train cadets will contribute to the reduction of the projected global shortage of 50,000 marine officers as stated in the Drewry report of 2014,” said Professor Elvis Nyarko, Vice Chancellor of the RMU, at the signing ceremony.
Nyarko said that Dredging International Nigeria will offer a maximum of eight crew traineeships on ongoing projects in the Sub-region on a yearly basis.