The Chairman of the Universal Basic Education Board, Abuja, Dr. Kabiru Matazu, has commended Promasidor for assisting the agency to achieve its set career objectives through the ‘Harness Your Dream’ initiative.
According to him, Promasidor’s career guidance initiative is in line with UBEB’s motto that ‘Education for all is the responsibility for all’.
He stated this at the third edition of Promasidor’s career guidance workshop for secondary schools in the Federal Capital Territory.
Represented by the Board Member 1 of UBEB, Abuja, Alhaji Usman Yahaya, the chairman 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 the 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 the future.
On her part, the Principal of Jabi Junior Secondary School, Mrs. Aisha Bello, applauded Promasidor’s resolve to enhance the students’ perception in choosing the right professions, and stated that the workshop was crucial to pupils at the Junior Secondary School 3 level.
“Normally, as a school, we organise career talks for our students, but this surpasses what we do, because professionals in different fields were brought to interact with the students. This is really inspiring and will help the students to become relevant to themselves and the nation in future,” Bello stated.
Earlier, the Managing Director, Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Mr. Anders Einarsson, had explained that the programme was initiated to guide the students to choose careers that matched their talents, skills and aspirations.
Einarsson, who was represented by the company’s Head, Legal and Public Relations, Mr. Andrew Enahoro, said that the Corporate Social Responsibility strategy of the company focused on education, health, empowerment and sports.
He explained that pupils at the JSS3 level were the main target, “because they will be faced with the task of choosing relevant subjects that will determine their future careers in the next academic session.”
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