Experts implore students to maximise IT knowledge
The need for young learners to embrace Information Technology (IT) and all its positive effects despite their career choices, sums up the discourse at the yearly “Continuing Education and Career Counselling Fair,” of Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls, Lagos.
The programme, targeted at providing students with adequate information that would guide them in their career choice was attended by students from select secondary schools in Lagos.
The speakers, in their remarks, affirmed that emergence of IT has brought significant improvement in the way things are done; adding that deep technological knowledge by individuals will accelerate national and individual growth.
While stressing that there is a technological aspect to all disciplines, the group urged participants to maximise the immense benefits inherent in technology in addition to their chosen career.
According to Technology Manager, Manufacturing and Telecommunications Enterprise Business, Oracle Corporation, Mrs. Titilayo Akindunni, who narrated her success story to the audience, “No matter your choice of career in life, you need to be IT savvy. It gives you an edge over your peers and it launches you on a successful platform. Countries that understand this incorporated IT advantages in their teaching and learning model, while others are living in the dark due to poor IT knowledge.”
For the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Descasio Limited, Mr. Dele Nedd, “Technology cuts across all disciplines and has many opportunities. There are new technological jobs that were not in existence 10 years ago, but today technology has made it possible. Its human and national benefits are vast and you must therefore, while identifying your skills, passion, think technology and think entrepreneurial. Use the internet wisely, as there are tons of scholarships out there.”
On her part, CEO of Contact Consulting Nigeria Limited, Mrs. Folusho Olaniyan, advised the students to invest in self development as it would enable them to contribute to intellectual discourse, any time, anywhere.
However, Director of the college, Mrs. Funke Fowler-Amba, had earlier informed that the essence of the programme was to among others expose the students to successful individuals who will through their experiences mentor them on fruitful career journey.