…launches Professor Magwa award
Founding Reformed Church University (RCU) vice chancellor Professor Wiseman Magwa has hailed Tugwane High School for organising a careers day for its pupils and other local school saying the event was an eye-opener to pupils.
Speaking after a careers day programme held at Tugwane High School in Masvingo South, Professor Magwa, who is now the acting director of the Midlands State University (MSU) Language Institute (MSULI) revealed that careers day programmes were critical in helping pupils choose the right career paths.
“Exhibitions like careers day are important and should be held regularly in schools because they open the minds and eyes of our pupils to know about many other professions other than being a teacher, policemen or a solider.
“I am glad that 22 organisations that are here gave pupils insights into various careers options available,” Magwa said.
The decorated scholar, who has more than 100 publications to his name, donated some of his books to schools and local community leaders who were present.
He went on to launch the Professor Magwa Award for Best Shona Pupil at all levels at Tugwane High School and Garai Primary School where he did his primary school.
At the event, pupils had the opportunity to come face to face with people in various respectable professions and company representatives who shared information on recruitment processes as well as qualifications required for specific programmes and opportunities.
Tugwane High School head boy Heinrick Milanzi said pupils were happy that they had been given an opportunity to meet people who matter on the job market.
“We want to thank our school head and all the staff for organising this day for us. We are now equipped with information concerning the qualifications required for one to qualify for certain opportunities. We learnt a lot,” said Milanzi.
Tugwane High School head Robinson Matsilele said the careers day had played a pivotal role in giving pupils direction and encouragement.
“When the District Schools Inspector (DSI) informed us that schools are now able to organise their careers day in their zones, we decided to act. Children need to be given direction especially at a time like this when the economy is difficult,” said Matsilele.
The event was attended by representatives from organisations including TellZim News, Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA), Masvingo Teachers’ College, Masvingo Polytechnic, Masvingo City Council, Great Zimbabwe University (GZU), Pick n Pay and Environmental Management Agency (Ema).