Pioneer Brewing Company in Nigeria, Nigerian Breweries Plc., has restated its commitment to the development of Nigerian students in this yearâ€™s edition of its â€˜Beyond the Schoolâ€™ initiative.
The initiative which was co-sponsored by Felix Ohiwerei Education Trust Fund is put together for students in public senior secondary schools and designed to expose students to career options as well as factors to consider before making a career choice. Beyond this, the programme was also established to motivate and boost students reading habit towards career goals achievement.
Speaking at the event which was graced by secondary school students in Lagos Education District Four, Corporate Affairs Adviser, Nigerian Breweries Plc., Mr. Kufre Ekanem, further explained that the initiative was introduced to complement other initiatives of the company targeted at the education sector.
He thus called on the students to take advantage of the career guidance information provided to them, which was in line with best practices, to achieve their full potential.
While addressing the students, a senior consultant with Thistle Praxis Consulting, Emilia Asim-Ita, advised them to dream big but should base their career choice on passion and interest to boast of a bright future.
â€œThe knowledge you have now will help to guide you on the disciplines that are passionate and dear to you and you must also strive to develop those skills that will aid in achieving success in your chosen discipline â€
In her presentation, Managing Director of Bestman Games, Mrs. Nimi Akinkugbe, offered the students personal finance tips on saving, investing and spending. She counseled the students to be diligent, prudent and keep good company.
Also speaking, Mr. Gbubemi Fregene popularly called Chef Fregz, urged students to take advantage of education to be on a higher pedestal in their career paths.
He said: â€œLife 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.â€
This yearâ€™s edition drew students and teachers from Iponri Estate Senior High School; Stadium Senior High School; Onitolo Community Senior High School; Iganmu Senior Secondary High School and Adebola Baptist Senior High School, all in Lagos Education District Four.
The event also saw students from the schools compete in a game of Monopoly where they won various prizes