The agriculture, forestry and fishery sector lacks high-qualified human resources but few young people want to work in the sector despite the abundant job opportunities. Students practise on paddy field. Photo vnua.edu.vn Many colleges and universities’ agriculture-forestry-fishery schools have few students, even zero, registered for this academic year, reported Nông Thôn Ngày Nay (Countryside Today) newspaper. In recent months, colleges and universities have run job consultancy campaigns, but few young people have been swayed to study in the field. HCM City’s Food Industry University has been very active in seeking students, but the faculties of seafood processing technology and fishery studies are only at 30 per cent of the enrollment target, while business management and tourism are at 90 per cent. Phạm Thái Sơn, director of the university’s centre of enrollment and communication, told the newspaper that although the entry scores for the faculties were low, young people were not interested. The Mekong Delta is a key agriculture production region of the country so the need for skilled workers is very high. Despite this, universities in Cần Thơ, An Giang and Bạc Liêu provinces have also struggled to get students interested in agricultural studies. According to Nguyễn Thị Kim Phụng,… Read full this story
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