Various Institutions of higher learning are holding a three-day education expo at the trade fair grounds in Blantyre with students from various schools and parents patronising exhibitions by the institutions.
Ten institutions from Malawi, Australia, South Africa, Botswana and Russia are taking part in the exhibition which started on Wednesday and ends Friday.
Speaking in an interview Wednesday, Rusford Mtanga, Managing Director for Innovations Marketing, organisers of the event said they aim at helping the youth to make proper decisions when choosing their careers.
Mtanga said the education institutions taking part in the expo are only those accredited by relevant bodies in their respective countries.
“The institutions have been explaining to the parents, secondary school students and those who just finished secondary school education on the kind of programmes they offer and how they relate to the industry. We want the students to be motivated and be guided on how to attain their goals in life,” he said.
McDonald Luka from Development Aid from People to People (Dapp) said the organisation has registered a significant change in a number of applicants in its schools in the three years they have been participating in the exhibition.
Dapp runs Teachers Training Colleges and Community Vocational Training Institutions.
Phillip Nheera from International School of South Africa said he is hopeful the expo will enable them enrol more Malawians into their school.
“Normally we come to Malawi to do independent marketing, we have enrolled a lot of Malawians in our school and we hope the number will increase after this exhibition,” said Nheer