By Egodi Nkiruka Okeke
A columnist in the Fides Newspaper, Okpuno, Awka, Amarachi Okpunobi, has called on young people to make their passion their career in order to become pacesetters in their various pursuits.
The young scholar said this recently during a pep talk at the National Secondary School, Awka, during the school's Annual Career Day which took place in the school's premises.
The event which drew speakers from within and outside the state, was aimed at providing opportunities for students to make good career choices in various fields of interest.
Delivering her keynote speech, titled, “My Career, My Passion”, Miss. Okpunobi, who defined Passion as an object of enthusiasm, advised the students to be focused, courageous, and fearless in order to make a better choice of career.
Miss Okpunobi who tasked the students on the importance of utilizing the opportunity the school management had provided for them to excel, even as she urged them to be brave and courageously follow their passion and to see their career as their passion.
In a chat with Fides, the School Principal, Ichie Hilary Okeke, expressed joy and happiness for the success of the programme, explaining that it was designed to encourage the students to be prepared for their future careers and success in life.
He also encouraged the students to key into the on-going programmes by the government where they could acquire relevant skills and help themselves.
In his address of welcome, Mr Uche Nwoke Franklin, thanked all for coming and noted that the annual Career Day was a platform provided to help initiate the students in making a better choice in choosing their career paths.
Speaking to Fides, the senior prefect of the school, Master Nnamdi Obi-Obieze, appreciated the school management for the opportunity given to them and advised his fellow students to abstain from temporary satisfaction and focus on improving themselves and laying a firm foundation for their future.