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Ogun Government commends Promasidor for career guidance workshop

The Ogun State Government has commended Promasidor Nigeria for initiating a career guidance workshop for secondary school students, describing it as a laudable effort towards the development of education and youth empowerment in the country.

Speaking at the second edition of the Promasidor Harness Your Dream programme, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs Modupe Mujota called on other corporate organisations to emulate Promasidor since education and youth development are collective responsibilities of the government and the populace, in line with the public and private partnership policy.

The Commissioner, who was represented at the event, held at African Church Grammar School, Abeokuta, by the Ministry’s Director of Education Support Services, Mr Martins Akinsolu, remarked that most adolescents are ignorant of career choices. “It would not be an overstatement to state that the most bugging problem facing the adolescents of this country is the problem of unemployment and the major cause of this problem is wrong choice of career,” she lamented.

In a separate interview, Akinsolu described the Promasidor Harness Your Dream as “the first of its kind in Ogun State”, adding that the Ministry would seek further support from the company to enable over 450 secondary schools in the state benefit from the initiative.

In his opening remarks, the Managing Director, Mr. Anders Einarsson, encouraged the students to take full advantage of the workshop in order to achieve their dream goals. Einarsson, who was represented by the company’s Head of Legal/PR, Mr. Andrew Enahoro, described success as not just what is hoped and prayed for. “You choose to be successful and work hard towards achieving it. That you are here today means you have chosen to be successful in your future endeavours. What remains is for you to continue to study and work hard to achieve the desired results. Paying attention to the presentations that will be made this afternoon, for me, is what you must do if you are really determined to be successful. Beyond today, however, I implore you to embrace learning as a lifelong process. This is one decision you will never regret taking.”

The focus areas of this edition were “Personnel Management/Emerging Entrepreneurial Opportunities”, “Accounting and Business Management, “Digital Media” and “Information and Communication Technology.”