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Commissioner cautions parents against imposing careers on children

By Taye Obateru

Jos — The Plateau State Commissioner for Education, Dr. Angela Miri, has cautioned parents against imposing careers on their children, saying it could spell doom for their future.

She stated this in a message to the inauguration of the British Council Education Programme in the Plateau State capital, yesterday,  stressing that interest and capability should be the primary decider of which course or career a child should pursue.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr. Wakdung Gomwalk, she advocated proper guidance and counselling of children in determining the careers they would pursue.

She said the state government appreciated the choice of Jos by the British Council as one of the venues for the programme and was optimistic that it would boost the educational development of the state.

Head of Communications of the British Council, Mrs. Omotola Oyebanjo, said the programme was designed to assist prospective students interested in studying in the United Kingdom to achieve their dreams through advice, counselling and linkages.

She said the inauguration of the programme in Jos and Enugu brought to five the number of centres in Nigeria by the British Council which had been operating in Nigeria for over 65 years to strengthen cooperation and partnership between Nigeria and the UK in the area of education.


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