BY SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN— OVER two thousand students from 14 institutions, including secondary and tertiary institutions in Edo State, have benefited from the Wing Community Development Project, sponsored by the T.Y. Danjuma Foundation.
Coordinator of the Project, Mr Brian Oji, who disclosed this, Wednesday, in Benin City, said the foundation, in partnership with the After School Graduate Development Centre, had commenced a crusade in secondary schools in Edo State to assist students in choosing their future careers.
He said that during the group’s visit to Akenzua Secondary School, Benin City, After School Graduate Development Centre showed interest in employing Nigerian graduates.
He added that the centre was committed to ensuring that such graduates adapt quickly in their workplaces.
Oji explained that the Centre decided to commence the crusade in secondary schools because career choice problem starts from that level before the university education. Adding that “attention is focused on SS1 because that is the formative level where students decide to choose their courses of study”.
During the Centre’s visit to Akenzua Secondary School yesterday, officials of the Centre delivered career lecture counselled and provided guide to SS1 students of the schools on how to chose their future career.
The visit also featured distribution of note books, pens, pens mathematical sets and other study materials to the students; just as psychometric test was also conducted for the students.
According to Mr. Brian Oji, a total of 14 institutions, including tertiary educational institutions have so far benefited from the Centre’s Career Day Training, Computer ICT training while the centre has also carried out two Vocational Training Programme for Ovia North East and Ikpoba Okhai Local Government Councils of the state.