Catholic priest and tutor at the Maame Krobo Community Day Senior High School, Rev. Fr. Stephen Kofi Sakpaku, has advised final year students to use the period they will be staying at home after their final examination to add value to themselves before going to the tertiary level.
According to him, “while it is very good to go to the university or any of the tertiary institutions, it is important for you to add value to yourself”.
He said this at a career guidance seminar organized by the Ghanaian-German Center (GIZ) on Thursday 23rd July 2020, for final year students of MAKSS.
The seminar was part of measures put in place by the school authority to help students make the right career decisions in life after school even as they prepare for their West African Senior Certificate Examination (WASCE) in few days.
An advisor and social worker with the GIZ, Mrs. Ernestina Adu, who led the seminar, took students through life after SHS, opportunities available for them after school, various tertiary programs and emerging career options for young people.
She encouraged the students to, as a matter of priority, learn a skill or two that can serve as reliable source of income after school which they can even develop into careers in the future.
“We encourage young people like you to consider technical and vocational training and other skills after school. Learning a skill keeps you occupied for the period you stay at home and also serves as a source of income and possible career,” she told the students via zoom.
According to her, this also serves as an opportunity for students, especially Home Economics and Technical students to put the many things they have learned in school into practice.
She also urged them to take advantage of the technological revolution to add value to themselves by making good use of the many technological devices at their disposal.
The students expressed joy and were thankful to GIZ for impacting on their lives.
Source: Isaac Piyuori