Etisalat holds career counselling for students

Etisalat holds career counselling for students

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Manager, CSR, Etisalat Nigeria, Ms. Oyetola Oduyemi and Principal, Community Comprehensive Senior Secondary School, Rumukwurushi, Port Harcourt, Mrs. Charity Nwoye presenting some Prizes to Miss Precious Jeremiah (Senior Category), Winner of a Quiz Competition held at the Etisalat Career Counselling Programme in the School recently.

As part of strategic efforts aimed at enhancing the quality of career choices among students of secondary school grades in the country, Nigeria’s telecommunication company, Etisalat, has held a career counselling session for some secondary school students in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The event, a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative was targeted at enlightening students on existing career opportunities across various fields and guiding them with adequate information thereby helping them to secure their future. Manager, CSR, Etisalat Nigeria, Ms. Oyetola Oduyemi, explained that the initiative was to partner with relevant authorities and organisations in driving sustainable national development through such platforms as education, health and environment, while singling out education as a core pillar due to its pivotal role in bringing about development. “Etisalat Nigeria is passionate about driving sustainable national development, and does this by building on the platforms of education, health and the environment. Etisalat Nigeria has faith in the youth of Rivers State; they represent the hope of a brighter tomorrow. And that is why we are making this investment of time and resources. We want them to believe in themselves and accept that the world is at their feet,” she said.
Oduyemi, who revealed that over 7,500 students have benefitted from the programme since inception seven years ago, also identified choice of career as a key determinant of success in a child’s life after school.
The Principal, Community Comprehensive Secondary School, Rumuokwurushi, Dr. (Mrs.) Justina Dappa, appreciated the telecommunication giant “for toeing the honourable path of helping students resolve the confusion that usually surrounds the choice of careers just as she admitted that the students face enormous challenges while making the transition from secondary to tertiary education.”

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