Fish, Swim, Water, Animal, Underwater

The fisheries syllabus has been structured to arouse the interest of the students in fishing at a very early stage. It is also to equip them with the basic skills in fisheries for them to choose vocations that are fisheries related.

The aim of the syllabus, is among other things, encourage candidates to appreciate the importance of fisheries in the socio-economic development of their country. It is also to urge them to be aware of the dangers of over fishing. Again, it is to help them develop efficient skills in fish farming and understand the effects of water pollution on fishery resources.

The syllabus again aims at helping the students to understand freshwater, brackish and marine habitat. It is also to assist them to acquire the basic entrepreneurial skills in fisheries related vocations and lastly to develop competence in fish preservation and processing technics.

Students who opt to study fisheries must have completed the Junior High/Secondary School. The school which decides to offer fisheries must have an aquarium and a fishpond or concrete tank. Studies must be supplemented with visits to established fish farms. Candidates must keep practical notebooks containing records of their laboratory and individual observations carried at the aquaria and fish farms.