The six students and stakeholders pose for a photo alongside the poultry farm conveyor belt. Photo supplied.
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The Bonwa Phala Game Lodge outside Radium was the venue for the sending off of six graduates from the University of Venda (Univen) on Thursday, 15 February.
Working in collaboration with the Bela-Bela Communal Property Association (CPA) and the School of Agriculture, Univen hosted the farewell for the students.
The six had completed part of the requirements for the intensive Work Integrated Learning Programme, which started on 08 January until 16 February 2018.
Certificates were awarded to the six candidates.
The purpose of the programme was to expose final-year students in the Department of Animal Science to day to day work in the agricultural sector.
Programme co-ordinator, Kgabo Mahlako, said Univen chose Bela- Bela CPA because of the collective’s willingness to avail poultry facilities, as part of the training of the students.
The students focused on daily management of laying hens.
She further added that the purpose of the programme was to enable students to apply classroom knowledge in active farming environments.
3 months ago 01 March 2018