Agriculture, fisheries students promote fields
Students from the National University of Samoa (N.U.S.) are as passionate as anything when it comes to agriculture and fisheries.
At the second annual Agriculture and Food show in Sogi, members of the sector from across the board gathered to showcase their skills, be it in farming, retail, cooking or science.
The N.U.S. Marine School and Science school were represented by a collection of students sharing their knowledge and skills, and promoting their courses to potential students.
Senia Tavita is studying a diploma in sustainable agriculture. She said she wants to study all the different varieties of plants that grow well in Samoa.
She said the course has been interesting and opened up ideas for future careers in agriculture.
From the Marine School, Okesene Tauiliili is a student of fish quality and fish technology, studying towards a school certificate.
Fishing safety is important, and the students learn all the ins and outs of being safe out at sea including not drinking or abusing drugs.
“Our target today is college students, Year 9 to Year 13, to promote our course. People should know how hard life is in the sea, and how to survive out at sea,” he said.
The Marine School and School of Science play a role in Samoa’s farming and fisheries sector, preparing a younger generation to take up new technologies and skills in an age old field.