Polytechnic students make a splash on W. Africa’s scene

The coastal towns in West Africa are now after the humble students of the country’s first government fisheries polytechnic — MV Krishna Rao Fisheries Polytechnic College (MVKR) — located in this tiny village, to meet their requirement of technical resources required for the flourishing aquaculture. Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University established the college in 2007.

“We are desperately in search of persons equipped with skills and a deep understanding of farming, hatchery and farm management. There is a huge need for such resource in the West Africa, particularly in Ghana. Students with the least work experience are also preferred in West Africa,” Arun Kumar, a company representative, told
The Hindu
. An expert in Tilapia cultivation, Mr. Arun Kumar said the species is cultivated on a large scale in West Africa.

“Earlier, one of our alumni got placement in Ghana . All the students, including girls, are free to select their desired area in aquaculture. Also, it is up to the student whether to work in India or abroad,” college principal K.S. Krishna Prasad told
The Hindu
.

Girls shine

Of the 274 students who have passed out since 2007 with each having a handful of opportunities, 91 are girls, who have mostly settled in the aqua laboratories across A.P.

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