As part of efforts to ensure that students make informed career choices, Promasidor Nigeria Limited recently held its third career guidance workshop for secondary schools in Abuja tagged ‘Promasidor Harness Your Dream’.
The workshop, which held at the Junior Secondary School, Jabi, was organised for the junior secondary three (JS3) students of the host school and their colleagues from Junior Secondary School, Tudun-Wada and Junior Secondary School, Wuse, Zone I.
In his remarks, the Chairman of the Universal Basic Education Board (UBEB), Abuja, Dr. Kabiru Matazu commended the company for assisting the board to achieve its set objectives through the workshop.
He said the career guidance initiative is in line with UBEB’s order that “education for all is the responsibility for all.”
Matazu, who was represented by Board Member I of UBEB, Alhaji Usman Yahaya acknowledged that guidance is the key that unlocks the brain of a student in achieving good results, while making the right career choice.
He said through Promasidor’s Harness Your Dream, students would be able to know the steps and processes to take to attain their career objectives, which would place them in leadership and entrepreneurial positions in future.
The Principal of the host school, Mrs. Aisha Bello also applauded the company’s resolve to enhance students’ perception in choosing the right profession, saying that the workshop is crucial to students at the JS3 level.
“Normally as a school, we organise career talk for our students, but this surpasses what we do because professionals in different fields were brought to interact with them. This is really inspiring and would help the students to become relevant to themselves and the nation in future.”
Also speaking, the Managing Director of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Mr. Anders Einarsson explained that the workshop was initiated to guide students to choose careers that match their talents, skills and aspirations.
Einarsson, who was represented by the Head, Legal and Public Relations, Mr. Andrew Enahoro, said the CSR strategy of the company focuses on education, health, empowerment and sports.
He explained that students at the JS3 level are the main targets because they would be faced with the task of choosing relevant subjects that would determine their future careers in the next academic session.
According to him, the success of past editions held in Lagos and Ogun States prompted the company to extend the initiative to schools in Abuja and other parts of the country since it serves the nutritional needs of people across the country.
The managing director said youth unemployment is part of the problem experienced in the country and that youths would have been more creative with less dependence for means of livelihood if some of them had been properly guided in making the right career choices.