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Academic Advising
Upon admission each student is assigned an academic advisor who counsels and guides the student, giving information about courses and monitoring the student's academic performance by constantly checking with the student on study habits, class performance, and examination marks.

Tutorial Service
A teacher or an academic advisor who notices a student having academic difficulties instructs the student to go for help in the subject at the Tutorial Centre. The Institute has a special faculty whose primary responsibility is tutoring students having academic difficulties. The service is on a one-to-one basis. The teacher and the advisor see to it that the student attends the tutorial service.

Mentorship
Welcoming the student on the first day is the student's mentor who helps the student settle in and get to know her or his way around the campus. The mentor is a "parent" away from home whose responsibility is the well-being of the student during the years of education. Mentorship is an integral part of academic advising since mentors help students with personal concerns on and off campus. The mentorship relation started in the first year continues through school unless a bad relation develops between mentor and student.



I PREAMBLE

1.1 The Student government at Sindima Memorial Institute of Arts and Technology is modeled after traditional Malawian form of governance, with a parliamentary procedure and committee system added to reflect governance in modern Malawi. Student government operates similar to the traditional system with a chief (mfumu), chief's council (nduna), head persons (nyakwawa), and local councillors (aphungu) as leaders of the Sindima Memorial Institute community. The Student government is a practical preparation for leadership in civil society.

The Constitution of the Student Council of Sindima Memorial Institute is the basis of the rules by which the entire student body shall be governed. The Constitution shall never be suspended.

2 NAME

The government of the entire student body shall be known as the Student Council of the Sindima Memorial Institute Arts and Technology.

3 PURPOSE

The purpose of this association shall be to foster loyalty to the ideals of Sindima Memorial Institute, to conduct the necessary business of the student body, and to stimulate an intelligent interest in Institute citizenship.

4 MEMBERSHIP

All matriculated students at the Sindima Memorial Institute shall be members of the Student Council and have the right to vote. All students shall have the right to hold office provided they shall meet the qualifications of the desired office as outlined in this Constitution.



Athletic opportunities will be available to support a healthy body, a healthy mind concept.


  • Institute Chorus
  • Student Theatre
  • Student Religious Organisations
  • Traditional Dance Troup
  • Clubs based on Student Interest


OBJECTIVES
Sindima Memorial Institute Model African Union is designed:
  1. To increase awareness of the role, organisation, and performance of the African Union;
  2. To highlight key economic, social and political-security issues facing the African continent;
  3. To demonstrate the patterns of cooperation and conflict between the African Union and the United Nations;
  4. To generate understanding of the multi-various determinants, capabilities and constraints that shape the foreign policies of member states of the African Union;
  5. To demonstrate the patterns of cooperation and conflict that characterize intra-African diplomacy in the search for solutions to continental issues;
  6. To highlight the impact of major power global policies on economic, social and political-security issues facing the African continent as well as attempts to influence the policies of major powers in matters of common concern.

STRUCTURE
The simulation of the AU shall be as follows:
  1. Each participating group of six students represents AU Member States and delegates to the Model;
  2. Each delegation consists of a teaching staff as an advisor to the six students;
  3. Classroom instruction and individual research will supplement the preparatory material prior to the Model;
  4. Whenever possible, each delegation shall be briefed by the Embassy staff of the country it represents;
  5. Qualified student delegates shall be appointed as officers of the organs of the Model AU;
  6. Each group will designate professors to serve as Faculty Advisors in each organ of the Model AU to assist the student presiding officers in the running of the meeting as necessary;
  7. The Model is a simulation by the delegates of the deliberations of the African Union as they take place at its meetings, through debates, lobbying, caucusing, etc. in the committees and organs of the AU;
  8. Delegations will endeavour to accurately portray the character of their chosen countries and will at all times comport themselves appropriately;
  9. Certificates of participation shall be awarded to all delegates;
  10. The award of academic credit for the Model is entirely at the discretion of the academic registrars of participating institutions.

DELEGATIONS
Each country delegation consists of up to six delegates.

MODEL AU ORGANS
All member states belong to the Assembly of Heads of State and Government, the Executive Council, the Technical Committee on Economic Matters, the Technical Committee on Social Matters, the African Union Development Committee, and the Peace and Security Committee

Sindima Memorial Institute of Arts and Technology
P. O. Box 1124 Blantyre. Malawi
in@sindimainstitute.ac.mw