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News   Hazviperi Mbizi   July 25, 2019
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The Malawi Polytechnic Continuing Education Centre (CEC) conducted a Capacity Building Workshop for the lecturers at the Boadzulu Resort in Mangochi, to look at key issues in readiness of the 2019/2020 academic year.

In the opening remarks the Director of CEC Dr Francis Chikunkhuzeni acknowledged the presence of lecturers from all the three branches of CEC.

The workshop, which was conducted for two days, had diverse presenters who tackled various topics.

The first presenter, Laston Masumba talked about how customers and clients are the most important people in a business hence the need to be treated fairly.

“Customers and clients, in this case students, are the pay masters, if not handled well it affects the efficiency, productivity, attitude and effectiveness of the organization’s operations,” Masumba advised.

A lecturer in the Language and Communication Department Focus Maganga expressed his satisfaction mainly based on the presentation done by Victor Chikoti about the Effective Teaching and Learning Skills by Planning using Google.

“The world is changing, the new digital technologies are bringing more opportunities for lecturers to enhance the quality of teaching and share resources,” Maganga said.

Concurring with Maganga, an Information Technology lecturer Sangwani Mkandawire also appreciated the same presentation citing that the Google classroom will assist him to have group discussions with students without being physically there.

Mkandawire also commented on the presentations done by Maclan Kanyang’wa and Francis Kapiri, which centered on Ethical and Professional Issues in Lecturing and Academic Standards.

“Several topics have been discussed but what stood out for me was that as lecturers we need to be ethical and professional for students to respects us because respect is earned not given,” he concluded.

Other talks were on Basic Steps in classroom assessment, which was presented by the Dean of Students, Luciano Ndalama, Financial Management by Geoffrey Sakala, Dr Francis Chikunkhuzeni tackled the Mission Vision and Dreams of CEC while the Human Resources Manager Gregory Banda presented the talk on Performance Management Systems.

 


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