NMMU George promotes youth in agriculture.
The agricultural sector, one of government’s strategic priorities in terms of both employment creation and food security, does not necessarily attract its fair share of young people interested in pursuing studies in this field.
Prof Victor Mmbengwa, principal lecturer in agricultural management at the George Campus of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, would like to correct the perception held by some young people that the agricultural industry is not a preferred career or study choice.
He believes that suitable role models in agriculture can make a meaningful contribution towards inspiring young people to equip themselves with a formal education in agriculture, providing the high level skills required for success in this important industry.
With this vision in mind he recently visited the Imizamu Yethu Secondary school in George where he met with and addressed a group of Grade 12 learners who have agriculture as a school subject, on the interesting curriculum in agricultural management offered at NMMU George.