Chanco gives career talks to Form 4 students in Mzuzu

Chancellor College of the University of Malawi, on Friday gave career talks to Form 4 students in the city of Mzuzu regarding the programmes they offer and carrier opportunities associated with the programmes.

Students listening and deliberating on the talk

Deputy Principal of the college, Professor Samson Serjedo and Assistant Registrar, Mrs Linda Saka, were at Luwinga Secondary Secondary School while another set of Deans of Faculties were at Katoto Secondary School addressing students from other schools.

A visit by Nyasa Times at Luwinga Secondary School saw Form 4 students from Chibavi CDSS, Lupaso CDSS, Zolozolo CDSS, Joel Private Secondary School and the host school, Luwinga.

In his one and a half hour presentation, Professor Serjedo gave the students an insight of the five faculties at Chancellor College namely Education, Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences and Law with a total enrollment of 4,500 students.

He hinted that he was inspired to study Chemistry at Chancellor College because Deans from the University of Malawi came to give a career talk when he was in Form 2 at Kamuzu Academy and again when he was in Form 4.

Speaking to Nyasa Times after the talk, Professor Serjedo said as a university, they realized that their raw materials were very important that they should know what Chanco is about, what it offers and career opportunities that the college directs learners to after their studies.

“We discovered that some students were coming into the university having made wrong choices because there was no one to guide them on which direction to take based on their performance and some were ending up being withdrawn,” he explained.

He added that depending on availability of funds, the college intends to have this exercise as an annual programme and to reach as many parts of the country as possible. The same exercise was taking place in the central and southern regions of Malawi and before coming to Mzuzu, the team was in Karonga.

Jemima Kumwenda, who is also a library prefect at Luwinga Secondary School, said the talk was an eye opener as it had given her hope and encouragement that she could go on and do well in sciences.

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