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Republic Poly launches new aquaculture centre and diploma course

Published on Jan 9, 2014 12:46 PM

A new facility which aims to support research and learning for students keen on joining the aquaculture industry here was launched at Republic Polytechnic (RP) on Thursday.

The new Aquaculture Centre called 'The Aquaria' is the first of its kind at a local polytechnic and complements the launch of RP's new Diploma in Marine Science and Aquaculture programme, which aims to take in its first cohort of 50 students this year.

The course is the first-of-its-kind to be launched across tertiary institutions and will focus on aquaculture technology, marine biology and conservation.

Speaking at the launch event, guest of honour Dr Maliki Osman, Minister of State for National Development, said that the new centre and diploma course will help to develop the industry's manpower capabilities.

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