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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :