MUST applauds education visits


Posted By

James Mphande

Posted on

5th Jun, 2024

The Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) has applauded schools that take time for visit the institution for education purposes, saying the experience motivates and inspires students to work harder.
MUST communications manager James Mphande said this on June 3, 2024 when students from Good Shepherd High School in Lilongwe visited the institution.
“Ideally we should have been the ones visiting them but we cannot manage to visit everyone due to resource constraints. As such, those schools that can manage to come they are always welcome. Unfortunately, this favours schools from districts around the university. So far this is the third school from the Central Region to visit us with none from the Northern Region,” said Mphande.
He said during the educational visits, the visiting students tour the campus to appreciate some of its infrastructure and learning and teaching facilities such as the library, laboratories, workshops and studios.
“For example, these students went to the African Drone and Data Academy where they have learnt a lot about drones and aeroplanes, they visited some labs, the technology and innovation garage and the ceramics studio, among others. They also had a presentation on the programmes offered at MUST and their requirements for selection,” he said, adding that as they went back, the students were more knowledgeable about MUST, inspired and motivated to strive for public university selection.
Apart from hosting visiting schools, MUST also visits schools with career guidance, motivational talks and marketing of its academic programmes.
“On Tuesday, June 4, 2024, we were at God’s Grace Academy in Naperi where we also made a presentation to students there on their career day. We also have an invitation from Marist Secondary School on June 9, 2024 and we have previously been to other schools such as Kamuzu Academy,” he added.
One of the teachers at Good Shepherds, Givemore Mulema, thanked MUST for the opportunity, saying it was an eye opener to their students.
“The visit has opened the eyes of our students to the many opportunities at MUST and what university education in general can offer to them. The visit has really fulfilled our objectives because we wanted the students to have an understanding what universities offer and what being a university student means,” he said.
Mwatitha Banda, a student, described her experience as incredible, pledging to work harder so she can make it to university.