Moringa Processing Workshop Held At Bolgatanga SHS
| Updated Dec 05, 2017 at 6:48am
A training workshop on processing Moringa product has taken place at the Bolgatanga Senior High School BigBoss.
The training also included mushroom and mango plantation and fish farming.
The training was aimed at equipping students with practical Agriculture knowledge and income generating skills.
They were taken through processing of the various Moringa product, packaging and labeling. In all, over 200 hundred students took part in the three day training workshop.
They were taken through Moringa bar soap, shampoo, batting gel hand-washing cream, ointment and Moringa washing powder.
In an address, the Headmaster of the school, Ababu Aplelibiek said that, the essence of the training was to inculcate in them some entrepreneurial skills so that whilst in school, they can form groups and the school will be ready to support them to generate some income.
He advised the students to take advantage of the opportunity given them and actively participate so that they could come out with multi-skilled that can earn living without seeking white colour job.
The Head of Department HOD said, Agriculture is not all about the classroom work but rather practical field work adding that the school farms were more appropriate for the students to demonstrate their Agricultural potentials.
In an interview with Radio Ghana the Agriculture Master, Abugre Haruna said Agriculture is not only theory in the classroom but practical and it was important that Agriculture students should be fully equipped to be entrepreneurs and not job seekers.
He added that moringa for instance is medicinal and of so many uses but for lack of knowledge, people do not explore the plant and its income potential.
Mr. Harun indicated that mushroom farming can be done anywhere even in the bed room with a
little start-up capital yet has a very large profit margin. He said it was a good venture especially for students who needs money whilst in school.