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News Date: October 12 2016

Fifth form Agricultural Science and Business students of St Rose’s High School were addressed by Training Coordinator of the National Agriculture Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) Benjamin Frank during a career discussion at the school on October 4th.

St Rose’s students get pointers on agri careers

The school visit, which included a pictorial display, was one of the activities scheduled as part of Agriculture Month 2016, the theme of which is, ‘Exploring new production frontiers: in pursuit of climate resilience.’

It involved a lecture by Frank on potential areas of pursuit within the field as well as an outline of the process and requirements for attaining each.

Student David Baxter expressed that the session piqued his interest in the subject area. “I understand that many people in Guyana look at agriculture like that’s a bad thing but my personal opinion is that agriculture is a wonderful career to pursue and I might just be pursuing it myself. I was considering it a bit before but now it’s more of an interest now so I might just do it,” Baxter related.

His batch mate, Deandra Mangal, a student of the Art stream, also has her options open to continuing in the area. “…I’m sure a lot of us learnt a lot because we don’t really get these sessions in school but it was a good idea for NAREI to come here and to give us this debriefing,” she stated.

News Source: Stabroek News

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