Enala Sharom Ching’oma, Malawi – Top Paper Award in Operations Management, studied at Pact College
My name is Enala Sharom Ching’oma, a first-born daughter, who originally comes from Malasa-village, traditional authority Malengachanzi, and Nkhota-kota district a central part of Malawi country. I did my secondary school at Chinkhuti Community Day Secondary School in Lilongwe district and I joined Pact College for my tertiary education.
My first motivation for studying ABE was driven from my goal of wanting to become an entrepreneur. I have always wanted to own my own company, so after graduating from secondary education my mentor advised me on the next steps I should take to make this dream a reality. As a result of this advice, I opted to study ABE Business Management. I chose ABE over other courses because it has an element of entrepreneurship. Also, they help to make studying easier since they do provide study guide manuals and suggested questions. As an international body ABE also provide opportunities to gain employment all over the world. It was all of this combined that prompted me to choose Business Management with ABE.
Ever since I joined tertiary education I have been with PACT College. I started with Diploma Level 4, then Higher Diploma Level 5 and I am expecting to start Graduate Diploma Level 6. I have also engaged in some part-time classes through Edu-Consult.
In Malawi ABE is honestly the most powerful; a well recognised examination board for Business Management and other courses. Government departments and corporate organisations encourage and recognise ABE qualifications over other qualification boards. ABE has the best brand name.
As I have just completed Higher Diploma Level 5, I am planning to complete the Graduate Diploma Level 6. After I have finished, I will join mature entry on any recognised university programme, majoring in either entrepreneurship or administration. Against all odds this shall lead me through to a master’s degree in business management or administration.
It’s my wish to find employment whilst I am studying since I am being funded and sponsored by a single parent (mum) who also has to take care of my siblings.
According to my experience since I started making using of different ABE materials, i.e. study guide, questionnaires, suggested questions papers and answers, studying has been so convenient, affordable and easier to understand.
With ABE qualifications it becomes so easy to gain employment. Personally, the thing that I have really benefited from the most whilst studying ABE is gaining knowledge on how to manage an enterprise and how to become an entrepreneur. As we are in a business world, understanding business concepts will be more helpful as an upcoming entrepreneur.
Even though currently I am not working, I have still gained a lot of experience from my previous employment. This has really helped me a lot and I am confident that I will be able to perform outstandingly in any future employment I engage in. Another important skill I got from studying with ABE is developing an entrepreneurial mind set/spirit where I will be able to manage my own enterprise/business effectively, but also help others further their courses.
Being an ABE qualification holder at any level allows one to become respected and recognised at any institution. You can become a ‘jack of all trades’ since all aspects of business are available i.e. accounting that promotes accountability and financing elements in a business, human resources management where it promotes putting the welfare of people at the heart as it forms a very valuable asset for any business, and marketing which looks at how to tailor the product and service to the consumers from development up to the distribution etc.
As earlier mentioned, I would like to proceed with my education through to a master’s degree in Business Management. If all goes well, I will perhaps start my own business so that I can be able to hire fellow Malawians to eradicate high levels of unemployment. I would like some of the proceeds of the business to be for corporate social responsibility funding; strengthening communities, as well as helping vulnerable and education dropout young girls. But in between these I may get employment in order to help me fund the latter goal.