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    67 schools attend Madamombe Career’s Day

    Pupils at the career’s day.
    CHIVI –
    More than two thousand pupils from both primary and secondary schools strewn all over Chivi District turned up at Madamombe High School three weeks ago for a Career’s Guidance Day organised by Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare and the Ministry of Primary Secondary Education.
    The Career’s Guidance whose theme was The future of workalso saw more than 30 companies and other organisations including Universities turning up to assist students with information on different careers.
    The organisations at the event were allocated a classroom each from which they displayed their products and information. Students would then move from one classroom to another meeting the organisation representatives and getting information on the different careers available.
    Madamombe head Tonias Mushai referred all questitions to the District Schools Inspector after being asked for a comment.
    The guest of honour at the event was Professor Paul Mupa from the Zimbabwe Open University. He gave a speech that left students moved.
    Prof Mupa urged the students to take up careers that will see them creating jobs rather than looking for jobs. His speech was lively with quotes from renowned world leaders and academics, which is something that moved the pupils.
    He also spoke in rich Shona whose poetic slant both entertained and educated his keen audience. He urged the students to take up subjects like IT and sciences.
    He quoted philosopher, journalist Karl Marx who talked about the need of change. The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways. The point however is to change it. He also quoted Joad  Cyril Edwin Mitchson who talked about think yourself to develop your society, choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.
    “Vana vechikoro ngatidzidzei tichiziva kuti tichagadzira mabasa api kwete kuti kudzidza muchiti muchaforera mabasa, kupi zveee. (students let us study with a view to create jobs and not to queue for jobs.)
    Some of the companies that were at the event include  N-Richards, Zim Parks , Great Zimbabwe University, Foundation, The Mirro, Reformed Church University, Ministry of Youth Sport, Arts and Recreation.
    Schools that were represented included Chibi High, Gwamakunguwo, Berejena, Sukwe, Mudadisi, Madamombe, Ruminya, Masunda, Jenya and Chidyamakono.
    Great Zimbabwe University marketing officer Reginald Mutizwa said that they were giving career guidance from primary level, secondary level and even to the teachers that were guiding the students.They were informing students about Degree programmes they offer at their institute and the qualifications needed inorder to be enroled.Mutizwa also talked about the expansion and development at the institution.”There is also the issue of encouragement to support innovation through our innovation hub”said Mutizwa.
    N-Richards area manager Bryce Gozhora said that they were giving career presentation to the students. The job opportunities at N-Richards include salesmen, till operators, sales managers, and administrative clerks.
    Mudadisi High School student Melissa Mangena who is in Form 4 said the  career day was an important event.However, she said she could not understand some of the things because there were many students and she could not hear everything that was said. She said she was motivated by Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) when they said they were the best university when it comes to education in Zimbabwe and one can proceed to tertiary education with an ‘O’ Level certificate.
    “After finishing my ‘O’ Level I want to proceed to A level and l go to university, “ said Mangena in an interview with The Mirror.
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