Aqua school with 34 academics gets no students for another year
Not a single students decides to study at the Aquacultural Products Faculty at Sinop University for a second year. The faculty has 34 academics.Some 34 academics and a handful of teaching assistants at the Aquacultural Products Faculty at Sinop University will not be tutoring for a second year running, as not a single student decided to study at the faculty.
The team worked hard in the run up to the exams in an attempt to attract students to the faculty, Sinop University President and head of the Aquacultural Products Faculty, Recep Bircan, told Anadolu Agency in a recent interview.
“We were waiting for students this year, but unfortunately we don’t have anyone registered [this year] just like last year,” he said.
The aquacultural faculties at other universities are also facing similar problems, said Bircan, complaining that there were a high number of schools and academics working in the same field.
The head of the university proposed a consolidation and reduction in the number of faculties in a bid to raise quality and productivity.
There are 24 aquacultural products faculties across Turkey, and as the President claimed, only 146 students out of 2 million students who entered the university exams this year wanted to dedicate themselves to the subject.
“[Turkey] is surrounded by water but it cannot make use of its 26 million hectares of water and sea products sufficiently, he added.