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‘Passion, interest are necessary ingredients for career development’


Emilia Asim-Ita

For students to seamlessly achieve their future goals, they must follow their passion and interest while making career choices. This was the submission of experts who addressed select public secondary school pupils in Lagos State, at the 2017 edition of “Beyond the School,” programme, an initiative of the Nigerian Breweries/Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund.

Senior Consultant with Thistle Praxis Consulting, Emilia Asim-Ita, in her presentation said attention must be paid to abilities and talents when making career choices.

If passion, interest, abilities and talents are well incorporated into the right subjects, Asim-Ita said students would end up having a successful career and beautiful future that will guarantee job satisfaction in their endeavour.


Asim-Ita who spoke on “Personal development and career facts,” advised participating students to read widely, cultivate hard work, dream big and ignore distractions, so as to be the best in their chosen career.

She said, “You must be an avid reader for you to achieve greatly for the knowledge you have will help you find disciplines that you are passionate about. You also have to develop the skills needed to succeed in those disciplines. Passion and interest guarantee a bright future.”

Managing Director of Bestman Games, Mrs. Nimi Akinkugbe, on her part, gave the students tips on personal finance ranging from savings, investing and spending. She counseled them to be diligent, prudent and keep good company.

Also, Mr. Gbubemi Fregene, , who spoke on his success story and how he ended up being an educated chef, implored the students to get education in all they do so as to be on a higher pedestal in their career and passion paths.

“Life is about your passion, but education is important. The relationship is symbiotic because it is actually your education that will determine how far you go with your passion.

Earlier in his welcome address, Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc, Mr. Kufre Ekanem, explained that the initiative was introduced to complement other initiatives of the company targeted at the nation’s education sector.

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