By Cynthia Igbokwe
Holy Child, Secondary School, Isuofia, has held her 2021 academic year career convention with the theme, ”Career Exploration for Informed Decision in Self Reliance”. The Convention was held at Isuofia on Thursday, April 29, at the school premises
Fides gathered that it was a yearly routine by the school to drill, tutor and mentor the students on the steps that would lead them to an informed career decision and help them evade the challenges resulting from wrong career decision.
Speaking, the Manager of the School, Rev Fr Julian Aneto, maintained that the event would help open career insights for students, while he described the students as the future of society and who were at the receiving end of bad leadership and uninformed decisions of the political class.
Fr Julian who was represented by the School’s Assistant Manager, Rev Emmanuel Nwafor, frowned at the poor attention paid by political leaders in the country to the crisis bedeviling the nation. He however urged governments to wake up from slumber and perform their responsibility.
The keynote speaker, Paul Emekwulu, advised students to set their minds on choosing befitting careers that would prepare them to be useful members of society.
He also charged the students to build their lifestyle around their respective career choices and appealed to them to shun the get-rich-quick syndrome and be committed to their education to be useful to themselves and society.
The Anambra State-born award winning and international best-selling author, Emekwulu, advised the students to embrace English Language learning. He said the mastery of the language was relevant in every career of their choice and must listen to their English teacher for accurate learning.
Speaking on the theme of the convention, Nwankwo C. N, urged the students to ask themselves essential questions of good career decisions. She said teenagers in secondary schools need to learn how to make informed decisions to put themselves on the right track to success.
She blamed lack of determination, ignorance of the word of God and parental pressure, as the key reasons why students made wrong career choices in life. She also attributed the penchant for lucrative career, considering one’s career more important and parent’s wish as the costly mistakes that lead to poor career decision.
Nwankwo, the school Guidance and Councillor, led the students on the road to success, reminding them the importance of having a goal in one’s life. She urged them to identify their talents, nurture them and acquire skills to cope and be relevant in life after school.
Amongst other speakers were Nelson Igboamazu, who drilled the students on careers in Arts, while by Prince and Uchenna Ochuba took them on Physiotherapy. Mrs. Jidere Uzoamaka tutored them on effective study for successful students.