Three Solomon Islanders came to Korea with the aspiration of becoming
a great professor of Fisheries
Three successful candidates from Solomon Islands National University (SINU)
have arrived in Busan on August 26 to study for a Master's degree in Fishery
Science under the development assistance project of Korea International Cooperation
Although the fishing industry of Solomon Islands has a huge potential for
economic growth, most people eke out a living depending on small-scale fishing
practices. As a way to overcome the difficulty, KOICA has been implementing
a project for "Establishment and Capacity Building of Fishery Studies in
Solomon Islands,” by partnering with PuKyong National University (PKNU).
The project includes various components such as development of a Master Plan
for the establishment and management of the Fisheries Department of SINU, construction
of department buildings, provision of equipment, and capacity building programs.
In particular, a long-term scholarship program is expected to contribute to
professional education and training in the field of Fisheries in Solomon Islands.
Mr. Collin Gereniu, one of the candidates who will be majoring in seafood
process, mentioned that a study for development of seafood resources will facilitate
more rapid economic growth and a balanced nutrient supply to Solomon Islanders.
Another candidate, Mr. Jime Damusaru majoring in Aquaculture, is looking forward
to expanding not only about his study but also learning about Korean history,
culture, language and so on.
In addition, Ms. Kezyiah Saepioh, who will be a female candidate majoring
in fishery economics and management revealed her strong ambitions.
“I have been interested in fishery resources management and policy since
I studied a marine science major in University. And now, I became more interested
about the fishery resources management and policy in during my work as a fishery
research analyst in World Fish. By attaining acknowledges and ideas on fishery
policy and resources management through my study, I would like to be the leading
woman among the man’s dominion in fishery area”.
After completing their studies in Korea, three candidates will come back
and teach at SINU. KOICA firmly believes that these candidates would make actual
contributions to the development of SINU and their country. KOICA also anticipates
that SINU, with high-quality education and training programs provided by KOICA,
would jump up to be a leading educational institution of Fisheries in South-Pacific