NAQEZ nods partnership to support fish farming in schools

National Action for Quality Education in Zambia (NAQEZ) has applauded the Ministries of General Education and Livestock and Fisheries for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at boosting fish production in schools.
Speaking in an interview with Money FM News, Organization Executive Director Aaron Chansa said this clearly indicates that the two Ministries are serious about making schools as production units.
He stressed the need for more schools to be empowered and not just the targeted 100, so that they can become productive and begin to be self- reliant, create jobs, and also help to make the country self-sufficient.
“That is very welcome, we want to commend the two Ministries for that move, and it goes to show that the two Ministries are serious about making schools as production units.”
“That is what we have been saying that schools must not just teach learners theoretical skills, theories per say but also practical skills and we are very excited that that is being done now,” Mr. Chansa said.
Mr. Chansa, who commended the two Ministries for the development, pledged the organization’s support towards the project and hopes more money, will be pumped into the aquaculture venture.
“We hope that more is going to be done now, we need more schools to be empowered so that we can have more schools becoming productive and once they do that, then they will begin to be self- reliant, create jobs, and also help to make this country self-sufficient in terms of food especially the fish we have a very big deficit.”
“So we commend that development, we are going to support it, and we hope that more money is going to be pumped into that project,” he added.
On Wednesday, the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of General Education that will see schools get involved in fish farming.
Through the MoU, US$25 000 will be used to support one hundred schools across the country in aquaculture activities.

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