Most adolescents are ignorant of career choices, says commissioner
Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology in Ogun State, Mrs. Modupe Mujota has blamed the increasing cases of unemployment in the country on wrong choice of career by our teeming youths.
Mujota who disclosed this at the second edition of Promasidor Harness Your Dream programme held at African Church Grammar School, Abeokuta lamented that most adolescents are ignorant of career choices.
The commissioner who was represented at the programme by the Director of Education Support Services, Mr Martins Akinsolu said, “The most bugging problem facing adolescents in the country is unemployment which is occasioned by wrong career choice.”
While commending the company for initiating a career guidance workshop for secondary school students, the commissioner said the move would no doubt aid the development of education and youth empowerment in the country.
She called on other corporate organisations to emulate Promasidor since education and youth development are collective responsibilities of the government and the populace in line with Public Private Partnership (PPP) policy.
In a separate interview, Akinsolu described the programme as “the first of its kind in the state, adding that the ministry would seek further support from the company to enable the over 450 secondary schools in the state benefit from the initiative.
The principal, Mr Akinjide Johnson was particularly delighted that the company had chosen to support the future of Nigerian youths rather than devote resources to sponsor programmes he described as “promoting frivolities.”
In his remarks, the Managing Director, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Mr. Anders Einarsson enjoined the students to take full advantage of the workshop in order to achieve their dream goals.
Einarsson, who was represented by the company’s Head of Legal and Public Relations, Andrew Enahoro, described success as not just what is hoped and prayed for.
“You choose to be successful and work hard towards achieving it. That you are here today means you have chosen to be successful in your future endeavours. What remains is for you to continue to study and work hard to achieve the desired results. Paying attention to the presentations for me is what you must do if you are really determined to be successful. Beyond today, however, I implore you to embrace learning as a lifelong process. This is one decision you will never regret taking.”
Einarsson added that Promasidor remains committed to education and youth development through such initiatives as ‘Harness Your Dream’ and ‘Cowbellpedia Mathematics TV Quiz Show,’ through which the company has promoted interest in Mathematics in the last 20 years.
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