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Switching career, a good concept says school director, Lai Koiki


Mrs. Lai Koiki

When you are stuck in a rut, and no longer feel excited going to work, Director, Greensprings School, Lagos, Mrs. Lai Koiki, says changing a career is not a bad idea.

Speaking with The Guardian at the maiden “Careers Expo’ of the school, Koiki said days are gone when people remain in one profession due to wrong career choices, stressing that there are no permanent danger to wrong career choices anymore in the contemporary world.

She said, “We were told that this generation in their lifetime would likely change career more than 10 times unlike our own, which is when you start, you will finish in that career. The world is becoming so dynamic, that there is nothing wrong in changing career. No permanent risk to career swaps anymore.

“For instance, our head of school started off on the business line, but later on, she decided to make impact in education. Then she went back to school to train and become a teacher, and now a head of school. But you see the impact of that experience she had in the business industry has made her even a better educator. A more rounded educator! So it is fantastic to change career. Now there are no dangers anymore.”

Koiki explained that the career event was targeted at exposing the students to the rudiments of choosing a career and connecting them to captains of industry for intellectual discourse that will guide their choice. “This opportunity gives them a broader base to explore other careers and identify their likes.”

The school’s Guidance and Counsellor, Chinelo Nkenor, in her remarks said exposing the students to different career professionals will give them more access to information they need to make a better career.

While sharing her experience, year nine pupil of the school, Fiyin Goodluck, said she is now more enlightened about her career choice.“I have options before now, but after the fair, I have a better idea of what I want,” she added.

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