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News   Hazviperi Mbizi   February 18, 2019
PIC: Nthala during his presentation.
A group of Students from The University of Malawi-The Polytechnic, on Friday, February 15, 2019 conducted a motivation talk at Mulunguzi Community Day Secondary School in Blantyre under the organization called Motivation Hub.

According to one of the co-founders Japhet Nthala, they focused on three topics namely; career guidance, essence of discipline to academic performance and art of time management and hard work.

In her presentation, one of the members Yamikani Chipangula defined discipline in terms of self-control as an ability to manage one’s own actions, emotions and feelings.

“When we master self-control we find ourselves doing the right things at the right time, it helps one to set goals and work on achieving them,” she explained.

The second presenter Michael Gondwe had an interesting session in trying to teach the students about time management. It was discovered that most of them did not understand the right meaning of time as some described it as ‘Nthawi’ and ‘Money’.

Gondwe explained that being a Community Day Secondary School, it was paramount for the students to be taught how they can manage time. Since they have to also include household responsibilities at the same time manage school activities.

In conclusion Japhet Nthala, who is also the Polytechnic Student Union (PSU) president, winded up with career guidance after noticing that most students struggle in selecting courses they would like to pursue at the University.

Speaking after the presentation, the Science Teacher, Chimwemwe Msiska, commended the initiative taken to motivate students. She further pointed out that this has been an eye opener for many students, as some come to school without knowing the reason why they have to be there.

On behalf of the students, a form two girl Ruth Chilinde thanked the group for considering their school. She explained that the program has been very helpful to them.

The Motivation hub group plans to network with all colleges around so that they should be working as a club. In order to achieve their mission of teaching and providing students life lessons which they do not learn in class.

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