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News   Hazviperi Mbizi   March 5, 2020
PIC: CIT students at the symposium
Final year students at the Polytechnic, in the department of Computing and Information Technology (CIT) under the Faculty of Applied Sciences held a symposium where they showcased their skills to the potential employers.

The main event took place at Amarylis Hotel where the guest of honor was Kusala Kumsinda, the Group Information Systems Manager for Press Corporation.

The theme of this year’s symposium was “Digitizing Malawi, enhancing the power of innovation.”

In his remarks Kumsinda encouraged the students to be innovative and proactive in whatever they do in order to achieve the goal of making all systems automated in the country.

According to one of the organizers Yusuf Chimole, the whole symposium preparations started with fundraising activities like the breakfast at the Mijn kitchen and computer repairs.

“We started with repairing computers for people here on campus, and we went to College of Medicine to do the same. We went in companies and suggested on how they can improve their IT Systems in order to improve productivity,” Chimole said.

He further said that later the students had a Blantyre City tour which was meant to inform people out there that CIT Department is energetic at Polytechnic.

Awards were given to the best programmer- Francis Ganya, best start up- Jones Kumchenga and many other categories

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