The Malawi National Council of Sports (MNCS) has re-advertised a multi-dimensional Sports Management course that was in the press last year, in what some analysts feel is due to poor response from the targeted group.
Applicants are required to have a Malawi School Certificate of Education with a credit in English, be computer literate and have some experience in the sports industry, a feat too high for many wannabe candidates.
Ironically, the MNCS offered to pay for the first 20 qualifying applications in this Non-Degree course set to commence in April this year, a fact that make many wonder why the numbers have not been overwhelming.
“It is not clear why the course has been re-advertised but surely the figures might not be enough for selection which makes one think that either people ignored it or those who applied do not make it for selection,” said one Wanangwa Malhopa in Blantyre, wondering further that probably the first advert did not reach out to many.
Developed by the Department of Bio-kinetics, Sport and Leisure Sciences at the University of Pretoria in South Africa in collaboration with recognized experts, the course is said to be based on research and practical experience and tailored for the conditions of Malawi to address specific needs of aspiring and existing Sports Managers a move the Council pride in as being part of human resource development in the sports industry.
Information made public reveal that the programme is going to be delivered through three channels; decentralized distance learning and self study in Malawi with assistance of comprehensive study material; a one week centralized on-site learning Winter School in Malawi and an electronic monitoring and learning assistance from course presenters.
Closing date for the fresh advert is February 15 but official graduation ceremony is scheduled for January 31 next year.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :