Poly journalism students appeal for support to host symposium

Fourth Year students for Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (BAJ) at the Malawi Polytechnic have said they need support from different stakeholders to enable them raise funds to host the 2017 symposium in October in Blantyre.


General Secretary of the Symposium Organizing Committee, Tanangachi Mwalwimba said in Blantyre Monday that the committee is currently looking for an estimated amount of K400, 000 to hold the event and that so far no sponsor has shown interest.

“We are appealing to individuals and companies to come and assist us. We are willing to venture into a partnership with them whereby we can make a product for the company or organization in exchange for the monitory support,” he said.

Mwalwimba said that, “the event acts as a vehicle to show the world that the university produces quality graduates that can make significant difference in the labour market.”

The symposium is an annual event and provides a platform for the students to showcase the skills they have acquired to potential employers. Students also appreciate the work of their colleagues from media related industries.

The symposium is expected to take place on October 20,2017 where 50 students are expected to participate.

For the first time, the symposium would involve mature students. BAJ Programme was introduced in 2002 in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies (JMS) at Polytechnic.

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Onani Chibodza
6 years ago

“BAJ Programme was introduced in 2002 in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies (JMS) at Polytechnic.” This sentence is NOT true. BAJ was introduced in June 1999 and the first cohort graduated in 2003. Do your research before writing your stories gentlemen. Don’t misinform the informed…

Ada Manda
Ada Manda
6 years ago

In the 2012 class, we had 5 mature entry students in our symposium, Wherever you did your journalism lessons they half-baked you surely. The last paragraph is littered with untruth.

6 years ago

How do we help you, any contact please?

6 years ago

the last paragraph is not true. mature students have been participating in the BAJ symptom before why you want to create something that does not exist. please be factual and verify before posting otherwise ……

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