Zambo school official notes increase in fishery courses enrollment

ZAMBOANGA CITY, July 2 (PNA) -– A top school official announced that there is an increase in the number of fishery courses’ enrollees in the city.

Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST) president Dr. Milavel Nazario announced Wednesday the number of enrollees in the fishery courses at ZSCMST increased by 355 in the first semester of school year 2014-2015 compared to the same period of last school year.

Nazario said they have registered a total of 1,255 enrollees for fishery courses this first semester as compared to only 900 enrollees in the same period in 2013.

The fishery courses being offered by the ZSCMST are the following: Bachelor of Science in Fisheries; Bachelor of Science in Food Technology; Bachelor of Science in Aquaculture; Bachelor of Science in Fishery Post-Harvest Technology; Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology; and, Bachelor of Science in Marine Technology.

Nazario also attributed the increase in enrollment to their efforts in reaching out and introducing to high school graduating students the courses being offered at the ZSCMST.

“We encouraged them to take these (fishery) courses since it will be of great help to us in the future,” she said.

The focus on the fishery courses is one of the mandates of ZSCMST, she added. (PNA)