Director, Budding Acorns International School, Lokoja, Mrs Ogunmola has challenged young pupils in the school to follow a career path that will enable them proffer solutions to the problems that are inherent in their
Ogunmola gave the challenge in Lokoja on Thursday while declaring open the school’s 2020 Professional Day.
She stated that Budding Acorns International School observe the annual ‘Professional Day’ to re- awaken in the young generation the need to build a better world.
“We are grooming each of our pupil to have a mind- set of being a solution to a problem in the society for we know that if every child grows up with this mindset in the choice of their careers, the world will be a better place.
“At Budding Acorns Int’l School, we are committed to ensuring that our pupils are groomed for discovering their purpose from a young age.
“We have had five years of delivering qualitative education to all our pupils. We have had five years of bringing out the innate qualities of every child and allowing them to shine, which is why we had a pupil that was given a full board six year scholarship by Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company in conjunction with NNPC based on his scores at the 2019 National Common Entrance Examination.
“Our pupils listen and we know this by the kind of questions they ask on the assembly ground and in their respective classes, hence the theme ‘Becoming Tomorrow’s Solution’. It is in line with this that we organize the annual professional day which is tailored towards ensuring that our pupils’ ambitions are ignited and fanned to flame as they grow,” she said.
Ogunmola warned parents and teachers to desist from encouraging pupils to follow career paths that merely lead to earning a living, saying that they should be brought up to be solutions to myriad of problems facing the country and the world at large.
“Most of the jobs available today may not be available in the next 20 years and which is why we ensure that our curriculum delivery is in tandem with best practices expected of educational institutions in the 21 century, this also explains why we constantly review our teaching methodologies.
“The observance of the professional day is borne out of the need to re- awaken in the young generation a consciousness of the essence of following a career path that leads to not just earning a living in the future, but also a path that encourages them to be solutions to the problems that are inherent in their environments, the nation and the world at large thereby building a better world, as our motto denotes.”
Speakers at the event, Mrs Joy Onoja spoke on the difference between choosing a career and job while the duo of Miss Ojoma Haruna and Mr Isaac Jegede of the Federal Road Safety Corps gave the pupils road safety tips as well as what it takes to be a road safety official.
The event ends on Friday with visits to the Nigeria Museum of Colonial History and other historical sites in Lokoja.