Aquaculture centre opens

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De La Salle Secondary School in Bomana opened an aquaculture training centre last Friday with the support from the National Fisheries Authority.
The centre is under a sub-unit of Business Studies, Know about Business (KAB) – a programme conducted by the Small and Medium Enterprises Corporation (SMEC).
About 1,250 fingerlings were released into five ponds, 250 in each.
Principal James Ume told The National that he was “very happy with the project” as it would help the students in future.
“I saw that the objective of the aquaculture was in line with assisting students who will drop out of school, so we took it on as a project,” Ume said.
He said the NFA supported them with funds and the ponds were built by students under the leadership of Business Studies teacher Wapson Lara.
NFA managing director John Kasu said training was one of NFA’s objective to upskill people.
He told the students that they were the future leaders.
“You are the people who are going to be trained to look into the sectors to be able to facilitate various developments we have for our beautiful country,” Kasu said.
He said they had programmes like this in which they worked with schools and prisons.
SMEC divisional manager for business development Nathan Timo said KAB was a “very significant programme” that would change students’ mindset and behaviour. It will inspire them with positive thinking and plan of actions.”

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