We are holding a two-day (1 - 2 December, 2023) Field Research for Beginners short course in Zomba. The training has drawn together participants from various academic fields.
During the opening of the training session, IPOR's Director of Research and Operations, Dr. Boniface Dulani, facilitated on the basics of field research, to lay a solid background for the short course.
Taking his turn, Director of Training and Programs at IPOR, Dr. Michael Chasukwa, facilitated on how to conduct data collection in qualitative and quantitative research, in relation to practical field work.
The Institute of Public Opinion and Research (IPOR),
and the University of Malawi's 23 beneficiaries of the Edward Chiwayula Trust (ECT)
have signed contracts to officially cement the support.
In the agreement, IPOR through the University of Malawi (UNIMA) is providing K60, 000 monthly up-keep for the needy students to improve their on campus welfare.
Director of Strategy and Management at IPOR, Professor Blessings Chinsinga encouraged the students to work hard in class and to maintain good character to continue benefiting from the support.
On his part, Director of Students Affairs at UNIMA, Dr. Jonas Mwatseteza commended IPOR for coming to the rescue of the needy students, hence he encouraged them to take the support as a privilege because there are many needy students in need of upkeep.
Speaking on behalf of fellow students, Mr. Thoko Justin, who is pursuing Bachelor of Education in Physics, promised to be ambassadors of the ECT by scoring better grades as a show of gratitude for the support.
The fund was established to honour Edward Chiwayula, who untimely passed away on April 17th, 2016 while working as an enumerator on the Governance and Local Development Project, a collaborative venture between IPOR, the Program on Governance and Local Development at the University of Gothenburg, and the Chr. Michelsen Institute.