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Why government should provide guidance, counseling for Muslim students

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The Chairman Central Working Committee of Glorious Islamic Center (GIC), Alhaji Moshood Ligali (left); Chief Imam of GIC, Alhaji Isiak Ambali; Chairman of the occasion Mr. Aliu Agbomheikhe; The President of GIC Engr. Akin Laguda and Mr. Tunde Olagunju during the group annual sensitization career talk in Lagos

Glorious Islamic Center (GIC) has urged the government to provide guidance and counseling units in schools in order to guide the youths in their jobs aspirations and selection of relevant school subjects rather leaving them to rely on their intuition.

The career talk, was held at Ansarudeen grammar school, drew the attention of students from the school.

Speaking during the yearly career talk day, the President of GIC, Alhaji Akin Ladugba said, the talk is part of the contribution of the organization to ensure students are guided to choose subjects that will allow them to achieve their prime objective of education noting that this is the eight edition of the programme.

“For students, making a career choice can be difficult without proper guidance and counseling. That is why we have invited professionals from different fields to advise and enlighten the students on career they can acquire,” he stated.

He urged the government to pay more attention to the dwindling standards of education in order to fight poverty in the country.

“The government should provide more facilities to the education system and ensure that student are aware of what they want to do in life in order to improve their standard of living.

He advised parents to ensure that their children are set up for a successful career path.

“Parents have a key role to play in the decision-making and the career path of their children. They have to be close to their children and take interest in the school’s activities including their homework and subjects offered in the school. In that process, they will notice the special trait in that particular child and guide such child to the right direction,” he said.

Ladugba implored Islamic organizations to focus more on education, “because it is the legacy of prophet Muhammad (SAW) and we cannot do without it. If Muslim were well educated the sky is their limit.”

Vice President, GIC, Alhajii Moshood Bolaji Ligali, said effective career counseling gives students deeper insight into what they want to be in life.

“Career counseling help students to plan their future and use their attributes well. It is importance because it determines the career that the students will take for the rest of their working lives. If proper decision is made, or if the wrong choice is made, opportunity is availed to enable the student correct any mistakes in this important decision making process”.
He advised the teens to take their education seriously in order to be successful in life.

The Assistant Director, Drug Demand Reduction Division (DDRD) of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mrs Clara Anyanwu, revealed that that the level at which Nigerian youths are getting involved in drugs abuse is worrisome.

She noted that even food sellers prepare food with drugs and serve to customers.

She said substance dependence is becoming increasingly prevalent among the Nigerian students, noting recreational drug use is illegal, yet some of these drugs are easily accessible in Nigeria.


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