Kpando — Students from the Regional Maritime University (RMU) embarked on a trip to the Volta region on Saturday as part of efforts to explore and experience some of the country’s rich tourist sites.
Organized by the Volta Students Association, RMU, the trip saw over 100 students, Ghanaians and foreigners, visit places such as the Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary near Kpando after making a brief stop at the famous Adomi Bridge which introduced them to the area.
The students along with some staff, including Dr Kwami Eyram, then headed to Ghana’s highest mountain, Afadjato, where the students defied heavy downpours to embark on the arduous ascent to the summit of the mountain to take memorable photos.
After descending from the mountain, the journey turned to the Wli waterfalls, about a 30-minute drive from Afadjato, where the students took a long swim in the cold water falling from the mountains to wash away their fatigue until it becomes dark.
It was a fun trip for most students who were visiting the area for the first time and shared their experience with the Ghanaian Times on their way back to the capital.
A graduate assistant at RMU, Vortia Midakpe Priscilla, said: “It was amazing and I enjoyed every moment of the trip. The rich history of the places we visited also added to the knowledge and I want to come back and explore other places in the region. and learn more.”
She added that it was important for schools, especially universities, to organize regular trips for students to visit various parts of the country.
“There is a lot to discover and learn about Ghana and staying alone in the capital would not help anyone to learn new things about the heritage, tradition and cultures of various places in Ghana,” she added .
The officer in charge of the trip, Mr. Isaac Kofi Entsie, said that the university, apart from the regular classroom activities, often provides opportunities for students to experience and learn about Ghana, especially the various tourist destinations. from the country.
Volta Student Association President Kingsley Aryee was overwhelmed by the number of people who sponsored the trip and expressed his gratitude to all the students who came on board to ensure a smooth, safe and exciting.
The trip, he said, was the fourth edition and looked forward to a bigger event next year as they hope to explore other parts of the Volta region.