The government of the Bahamas is making sure that the country’s commitment to education and science is prioritized. In this regard, the state has taken some drastic steps to up the education in the country. In addition to that, the government has taken aggressive measures to adopt modern technology, and invest in researches that further lead to the upliftment of the area. In this case, the students of the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science will have a different topic added to their school menu. These will be the eggs that are offered by the chicken grown at BAMSI.
Commenting on the step, DR. Raveena Hanna said that the addition to the menu will add more to the knowledge of the students as well as it will make the cafeteria choices more delicious and add a twist to the menu. In addition to that, the BAMSI was given 115 Brown Chicken in May by the ministry of agriculture and marine resources. It’s equally important to mention that the ISA chicken that was given by the ministry is a variant of the Rhode Island red chicken that is sold commercially.
Ms. Roberts further commented and said that the addition will further diversify the syllabus, and allow the teaching of animal science. She said that the administration is currently teaching animal science, and in that case, it will be great to have all kinds of animals on the farm. Besides that, the eggs will be added to the mean as well. It will promote a healthy lifestyle, and in case of excess, it will be sold to the community.
“They will not require to buy the eggs for the cafeteria, and eggs will offer the students a chance to educate research, and train” she further added.
In this regard, Assistant Director Andrew Pinder said that the ministry is intending in providing baby chicks to those who are included with the table egg production. The BAMSI farm administrator Lennie McDonald also said that he had been busy preparing for the arrival of the chicks. He said that the chicken house has already been constructed, and the administration is busy in constructing the water bins for drinking water.
He further said that they had a lot of materials, but they had to make sure that it was safe to proceed. According to him, the chicks will occupy a quarter of the building until they increase in numbers. He said that they are proceeding. With the end of this week, they will have the chicks moved from the current location to the house that is built for them. This will make it convenient as they will have the water source, and lightning is being taken care of. He also said that they were very excited to jump into the poultry, and how the eggs can be produced. He called it something big for the BAMSI.