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SOS learners encouraged to opt for science subjects

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sakalaSenior primary and secondary school learners at Mzuzu SOS Primary and Secondary schools have been urged to work extra hard in science subjects if they are to successfully pursue lucrative science related careers in future.

At the week end the school conducted a career talk aimed at motivating them to change their attitude towards science subjects.

In her motivation talk to the learners, Dorothy Mbawa, a registered nurse working for St John’s College of Nursing encouraged the learners to work hard in mathematics, physical science, agriculture and biology for them to successfully pursue a career in medicine and nursing.

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“These subjects require extra effort and can lead you to a life time career in medicine and nursing. With a qualification in the two areas you will never go wrong considering that jobs are readily available worldwide,” Mbawa said.

Science subjects, she said, are the most shunned among students, a thing that makes jobs associated to them even more lucrative.

The schools’ Director, Kenneth Sakala, said the talk targeted the 137 learners who are being accommodated at the campus following loss of parental care.

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SOS Children’s Villages which began its work in Mzuzu around 2002 is also running family strengthening programme aimed at alleviating hardship and maintaining family stability for children to be brought up in safe, protected and loving environment.

The school is also supporting an additional 2,000 children in Mzuzu, who are at the risk of losing parental care in their homes, through provision of access to essential health and nutritional services, as well as education.

“Parents are equipped with income-generating and skills proper parenting practices. The programme is designed to offer support for vulnerable families within the community,” Sakala said.

He underscored the importance of career talk to learners noting the initiative enables leavers to make career decisions.

“Learners feel motivated when they see and hear from people who are in practice share their experiences,” Sakala said.

Among other motivators during the career talk conducted Saturday, were lawyer Christon Ghambi, journalist Angela Mkandawire and Wezzie Kacheche, a teacher by profession

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