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Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji

The Programme Director of Neuro Linguistic Programming, (Nigeria Chapter), Rajiv Sharma and founder of Rise Networks, Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsij have stressed the importance of personal mastery insisting that it creates the necessary platform for life accomplishment and public victory.

Speaking at a workshop in Lagos recently, Toyosi, who is also a motivational speaker, noted that the education system of Nigeria does not prepare the youths for real life challenges, hence there is the need for youths to imbibe the spirit of self development.

She said: “The challenges confronting the country is not peculiar to Nigeria alone, it’s everywhere and that is why it is not enough an excuse for this generation to fail.”

She added that personal mastery has to do with the nature of mind discipline and willpower, adding that at every stage of people’s lives, they need to learn, relearn and unlearn stressing that the day people stop learning then they start dying gradually.

“To unleash the tremendous power reserves which currently sleep within you, it is critical that you first become aware of the nature of the mind. The first step to personal mastery and successful living is to learn how to run your mind like a winner,” she said.

On her part, Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board (LASTVEB), Mrs Omolara Erogbogbo, said many people see technical education as education for pushovers whereas it is for those who want to develop their skills and make use of it.

“If you attend any institution and you don’t make proper use of the skills you have acquired and proof yourself in the midst of others, they will look down on you. Technical education in Lagos State should not be where it is today, students need more industrial exposure to world techniques, tools and equipment, government alone cannot do it, that is why we are calling on industries and multinationals to partner with government in this aspect,” she said.


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