On Wednesday, May 22, 2024, the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences at Universitas Brawijaya (FFMS UB) received a special visit from 125 students of grade 11 from SMAN 8 Kota Cirebon, along with their teachers and the Headmistress, Dra. Hj. Herlina S. M.Pd. This visit was a valuable opportunity to broaden the students’ knowledge in the field of marine and fisheries.

The event began with a warm welcome address from Prof. Dr. Ir. Happy Nursyam, M.S., who greeted the guests from SMAN 8 Cirebon. Prof. Happy expressed hope that this visit would inspire and provide useful information for the students as they consider higher education options, with the aspiration that FFMS UB would be one of their choices.

Headmistress Dra. Hj. Herlina S. M.Pd. also expressed gratitude for the welcome provided by the FFMS UB management. She explained the reasons for choosing FFMS UB as the destination for the visit was driven by the strategic location of SMAN 8 Cirebon in the coastal area, close to fishermen’s lives and activities around the beach. She hoped that this visit would not only offer academic insights but also motivate students to participate in coastal environment conservation efforts.

The final address came from Prof. Dr. Uun Yunuhar, S.Pi., M.Si., who appreciated the students’ decision to visit FFMS UB. Prof. Uun highlighted the excellence and potential of FFMS UB in marine science development, emphasizing the importance of parental support and prayers in their educational journey.

The program continued with an interactive Q&A session, followed by a tour of the faculty and campus to provide a deeper understanding of FFMS UB’s academic environment. This visit is expected to serve as a stepping stone for students to explore and expand their knowledge, as well as plan for a bright educational future. [ALF]


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