Mchombu urges lecturers to mentor students

18 Feb 2017 18:10pm
ONGWEDIVA, 18 FEB (NAMPA) – International University of Management (IUM) acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Kingo Mchombu has called for the mentoring of students if they are to be successful in their academic careers.
Mchombu was speaking at the Institution’s 2017 academic year event at the Ongwediva campus on Friday.
According to Mchombu, lecturers have a better understanding of what it takes to succeed in life academically and can help groom, encourage and challenge students to move further in their studies.
“We should also practice ‘in loco parentis’, a Latin term which means ‘in the place of a parent’,” he said.
Mchombu also emphasised that for institutions to succeed, they need to form and maintain relationships with stakeholders who will help them identify societal trends that will help them build innovative and strong brands.
He said institutions that adapt these sorts of relationships will not only grow immensely, but will quickly achieve their goals and visions.