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CASE wants more support for agricultural research
2013-08-16 10:07:25 | (0 Comments)
The College of Agriculture Science and Education (CASE) says more support is needed from corporate Jamaica to provide scholarships to students who cannot afford to attend the school.
Dr Mary Nichols, president of the Portland-based institution says CASE continues to revolutionise agricultural education and conduct critical research to aid in Jamaica’s economic development.
However, she says Jamaica’s premier agricultural institution faces competition from other tertiary institutions such as The University of the West Indies in sourcing funding.
Nichols says many high school leavers are showing an increased interest in pursuing agricultural studies at the school but are in need of financial support.
Nichols says CASE is on its way to meeting the average 250 student-intake, for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year.
Nichols has also pointed out that CASE continues innovative agricultural research, noting students’ display of high-tech aeroponics at the recently held Denbigh Agricultural, Industrial and Food Show.
Aeroponics is the process of growing plants in an air or mist environment without the use of soil.
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