‘Wrong career choices lead to poor service delivery, productivity’
The need for robust considerations to be made, before career choices are taken has been stressed, just as doing otherwise has been found to be responsible for poor deliveries and zero productivity at work.
Speaking at a one-day career guidance and counselling programme for secondary school students in Lagos state, project facilitator and co-founder of culture and tourism outfit, Goge Africa, Nneka Isaac Moses, said the career counselling session was designed to help point the right career paths for students, since it has been proven that wrong career decisions could end up jeopardising their future.
She explained that the forum was also intended to serve as a platform where “we can inculcate in them (students), the ability to decipher what is wrong and right, and to be believe in hard work since our future is in their hands. We cannot allow them to grow up accepting ill behaviour as standards simply because everybody is going that way.”
She charged parents and the society to come to terms with the fact that since children are still in their formative stages, and their developmental processes must be strictly monitored for the best results to be achieved.
Several speakers, who spoke at the forum attended by over 3,000 students drawn from various secondary schools in the state, stressed the need for parental roles and obligations to be taken seriously.
At the forum, which had as its theme, “Choose What is Good,” a number of issues plaguing Nigerian youths were espoused, and the roles every party is expected to play to ensure a saner society outlined.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, in a paper he presented at the event entitled, “Youth and Terrorism,” said, “In Nigeria and globally, the news of violence and terrorism is everywhere. If you look at the age bracket of the people that can easily be influenced into crime, or be used as tools, they are the youths. So, we need to constantly engage and inform them that such acts are not profitable…”
Founder and producer of Goge Africa, Isaac Moses, said with the advent of technology, the need for parents and schools to be actively involved in the affairs of the youths cannot be overstated.