Landmark University Holds Career Counseling Initiative for Secondary School Students
Landmark University (LMU), Omu-Aran has convened a career counseling initiative which profited close to 400 Senior Secondary School students in the Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.
The chairman of the initiative, Mr. Abiodun Okunola said that the programme which is for students offering science-related subjects is a brain child of Landmark University Community Development Impact Initiative (LMUCDII) as part of the institution’s corporate social responsibility to its host community.
Okunola added that the need for the students to be well guided in making the right choice of courses that would benefit their future academic pursuit informed the organisation’s decision to put together the career guide programme. Adding that it has partnered with some youths and had visited orphanages in its efforts to impact positively on the less privileged in the society through the initiative.
According to Mr. Joseph Olisa, a Medical Officer at the Landmark Medical Centre, Omu-Aran, in a presentation, stressed the need for students wishing to offer medical courses to be patient, diligent and honest.
Elder James Dada, Farm Manager Landmark Universityin his remarks, said there was urgent need to make agriculture-related courses more attractive, especially to female senior secondary school students. He advocated for expansion of agriculture-related activities, such as farmers clubs in schools to allow for a wider participation of students in crop production and other aspect of farming.
Master Alabi Ifekunle, a participant and student of Landmark Secondary School, Omu-Aran, thanked the organiser for their efforts, describing the programme as “an eye opener’’.
The other schools that participated in the programme were Omu-Aran High School, ECWA Girls Secondary School, Government Christian College and Ansarul Islam Secondary School, all in Omu-Aran.