Unicaf University has embarked on an awareness campaign targeting secondary school pupils to familiarise them on the courses offered by the university.
So far, the university has visited schools in Karonga, Mzuzu, Kasungu, Blantyre, Zomba and Lilongwe.
Unicaf Rector, Joseph Kuthemba-Mwale, led the motivation talk highlighting the advantages of online learning.
“Online learning allows students to keep their jobs and salaries to ‘learn as they earn’, while also economising on relocation expenses, transportation and the cost of buying study materials,” he said.
Kuthemba-Mwale also marketed the Unicaf scholarship programme to the students. The scholarship enables students to receive quality education and gain internationally recognised degrees at a fraction of the normal cost.
“The beauty about learning with Unicaf University is that everyone who enrolls gets a generous Unicaf scholarship, plus a free Windows 10 tablet upon registration and payment of the minimum deposit, for easy access to the Unicaf Virtual Learning Environment, and to interact with tutors or fellow classmates, without physically being in the same classroom,” he said.
According to Mwale, the Virtual Learning Environment is very conducive to learning.
The campaign started in Karonga, with presentations at Chaminade and Maghemo Secondary Schools, and continued in Mzuzu, where the Unicaf University team visited Katoto Secondary School, before presentations at Chayamba Secondary School hall in Kasungu.
Blantyre, Malawi’s commercial capital was the next destination for the Unicaf to meet graduates at HHI Secondary School hall and final year pupils at Chichiri and Soche Hill Secondary Schools.
In Zomba, Unicaf University held a meeting with graduates at the Zomba Seventh Day Adventist Central Church, and then with final year pupils at Malosa Secondary School.
In Lilongwe, all graduate meetings were held in the ‘Cyprus’ amphitheater, within the state-of-the-art campus of Unicaf University.
The Unicaf team also visited final year pupils at Likuni Boys’ and Girls’ Secondary Schools, while at Bwaila and Bzyanzi Secondary Schools, they also met teachers.
Deliwe Chirupani, who attended a graduate meeting in Lilongwe, said she was excited with the Windows 10 tablet offer.
“The fact that after finishing my programme, I do not have to give it back, makes it even better,” she said.