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Commerce symposium gets sponsorship

News   Hazviperi Mbizi   January 22, 2020
PIC: Kanyoma receiving the dummy cheque
The Polytechnic Faculty of Commerce received a monetary sponsorship from Deloitte Company worth K2million to be used during the 2020 Symposium for the final year students.

The cheque presentation ceremony took place on Friday January 10 2020 at the Deloitte offices in Blantyre.

Speaking after receiving the donation, the Head of Business Administration Dr Kizito Kanyoma thanked the management of Deloitte for this timely gesture which he says will help in the preparations of the event.

He further urged other organizations and companies to follow suit in sponsoring academic events.

Concurring with what the Head of Department said, the symposium chairperson Preston Nkupu also acknowledged Deloitte for the donation.

“Deloitte has been in partnership with Polytechnic for a long time, even most of their staff members are former Polytechnic students, hence they have been sponsoring previous symposium and functions of the Society of Accounting Students Association,” Nkupu said.

Nkupu explained that they decided to send their proposal so that they could get assistance from this audit firm.

"We need more sponsors so that we are able to cover our budget as most students in the faculty finds it hard to cover the Symposium fee. So we would like to reach out to all well wishers willing assist," he said

Receiving the dummy cheque as a representation to the cash donation, were the Heads of Departments under the Faculty of Commerce Dr Kizito Kanyoma and Byson Majanga.

In his remarks, the Dean of faculty of Commerce Dr Betchani Tchereni hailed the company for the kind gesture which he said will assist the students to showcase what they learned in class and sell themselves to potential employers.

"Our students need to be known through the skills they acquire, one traditional and effective way is to conduct symposium. The partnership we have with the private sector need to be put into implementation," Dr Tchereni said.

The Dean further explained that the college through faculties provide a small budget which may be not enough, therefore he is requesting for more support from the private sector.


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