Prospective UTME Candidates across Ikorodu Division has been charged to follow their passion, strength and interests when choosing a course to study in the higher institutions.
This call, made by facilitators at the foundation’s maiden annual Orientation Seminar for prospective UTME Candidates was made against the backdrop of candidates going to the higher institutions to study courses based majorly on external factors.
The sensitization seminar for young school leavers in the division who are preparing to sit for the entrance examination into tertiary institution, known as the Universal Tertiary Matriculation Board (UTME) Examination afforded prospective UTME Candidates a platform for face to face interaction with professionals and career counselors on how best to choose courses of study.
The Chief facilitator, Mr Jubril Oluwatobi, encouraged participants to keep their focus; seek knowledge on subject matters that do not relate to their chosen course of study and relate only with friends who would add positive values to them.
Convener of the programme and President of the foundation, Princess Aderoju Ladega, while speaking on the theme of the programme tagged:”And Yet Another Journey Begins“, encouraged the students to build on their God-given gifts academically, rather than opting to study courses as a result of pressure from external forces, which could come from their parents, peers and even the society.
In a chat with Ikorodu Oga Radio, Princess Ladega, said interaction with some of the students showed evidently that external factors played significant roles in their choice of course of study, adding that it is one of the impressions the programme seeks to correct. She revealed what inspired her to organize the programme and how fulfilled she was.
About 50 students were present at the first edition of the sentization programme, which the organisers have promised to make a yearly project, by increasing awareness among Secondary Schools and JAMB coaching centres in Ikorodu for better turnout of students from next year.