Primary school commission commences career convention

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Participants at the conference
By Sunny A. David, Onitsha
The Anambra State Post Primary Schools Service Commission (PPSSC) 2018/2019 Career Convention for senior secondary students in public schools in the state has been officially flagged off with a call on parents and teachers to help in early discovery of their children’s talents.
The event took place at Mater Amabilis Secondary school Umuoji in Idemmili North Local Government Area, with the theme, “Career Exploration for Informed Decision Making.”
The event attracted students, parents, school directors, principals and guardians and councilors of the 258 public secondary schools in the state.
The Chairman PPSSC, Lady Joy Ulasi, reminded teachers, parents and guardians of their responsibility of helping the children to nurture their God given talents.
She warned parents against imposition of career or course of study on their children as according to her, the act poses enormous danger on the children’s life and future.
Lady Ulasi noted that the career convention aims at guiding the students aright in career choice.
Earlier in an opening remark, Nze Uche Nworah who chaired the occasion, charged young people to embrace creativity and reading culture in order to survive in the present era of creative economy where oil and white collar jobs hold less prospect.
In a goodwill message, the Zonal Director of Education PPSSC Ogidi Zone, Dr. Uche Chigbo-Okeke who described the theme of the event as apt, as it is designed to guide the students to pursue courses and trainings geared towards realizing their potential and fulfilling their life’s plans.
She commended Governor Willie Obiano led administration for numerous innovations brought in the education system of the state, which he noted has brought honours to the state both at national and international levels.
Also speaking, the Principal Mater Amabilis Secondary School Umuoji, Lady Ebele Okoli, encouraged students not to be guided by the choices of friends, peers, and parents, but to choose areas of personal interests and ability in order to live an honest and fulfilled life.
In a paper presentation on the theme of the event, a resource person, Dr. Lizzy Okeke, posited that a right choice of career is of fundamental importance as it can lead to a happy, prosperous, satisfying career and life, hence the need for carefulness of Teachers and parents in guiding the students and children in that regard.
The event featured series of lectures on career in welding and fabrication, cosmetology and orthopedic medicine
during which Engineer Ralph Akujieze, Mrs. Doris Nwokike, and Professor Peter Katchy made the students understand that one can succeed in life through skills.

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