Tertiary knowledge to Secondary School students
According to the Head teacher, Mr. K Smith, the aim of the fair was to give secondary and high school students a chance to sample out the prospectuses of local and International Universities for their future preferences and plans.
Smith further thanked the Universities for the positive response, which he said, would make the intended purpose valid.
According to the Polytechnic Team Leader Victor Chikoti, this forum was important to the institution because it was a platform where students from various schools had a chance to have a clear picture of what Polytechnic is all about.
“Now that we are in the process of becoming our own University, this has also worked to our advantage as it has been part of the marketing strategies towards the enrollment of students in the new University.” he added.
The Polytechnic showcased its programmes from various Faculties like Engineering, Education and Media, Applied Science, Built Enviroment and Commerce.
A Lecturer from the Department of Journalism Peter Mitunda who was giving out information about the Journalism program to the students, appreciated the initiative which the St Andrews High School Management had organized.
“This forum is imperative because it gives the students a chance to make right decisions based on what subjects they are good at and the prospective tertiary programs they would like to pursue at the University.” Mitunda explained.
One of the secondary school form 3 students from Chichiri Secondary school, Irene Goliat expressed her satisfaction on the fair which she says it has helped her to know which subjects she needs to work extra hard on, in order to fulfill her dream of studying medicine at the College of Medicine. (CoM)
Other Universities present were, Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST), Nottigham Tent University, Rhodes University and CoM.