June 3, 2013 – The Norwegian Maritime Foundation Inc. represented by its Managing Director; Capt. Erik Freberg Blom and Philippine Merchant Marine Academy through its President; RADM. Richard U. Ritual signed the Memorandum of Agreement that will provide scholarship grants and financial aids to 25 new cadets to study and finish Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation (BSMT) under the Norwegian Shipowners Association’s NSA Philippines Cadet Program.
He has very good plans for PMMA, majority of which focuses on modernization. He aims to modernize the library to improve the research capability of students. He visualizes every student to have electronic notebook and the institution to have a Wi-Fi technology.