Reaching out with Mathematics and Statistics

News   Murendere Juwayeyi   October 26, 2018
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Malawi—The Polytechnic on October 12, 2018, conducted an outreach activity at Milonga Community Days Secondary School (CDSS) in Mulanje district in conjunction with the Society of Mathematical Sciences Education (SOMASE).

The outreach activity was an opportunity for students and members of staff in the department to brief prospective students on what it means to be enrolled in the mathematical sciences education programme at the Polytechnic. Students at the school were told about all three specialties that are offered by the department, including mathematics and statistics, mathematics and computing, and statistics and computing. 

Students and members of staff from the Polytechnic also engaged in role playing for the benefit of their audience, and there were several motivational talks, all in the spirit of giving the secondary school students some career guidance and a general sense of what studying at the Polytechnic would be like for them.

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