[By VICTOR NZE]
Telecommunications firm in Nigeria, 9mobile, has concluded a career counselling session for junior students in Government Secondary School; Government Girls Secondary School, Bichi Education Foundation Community Secondary School all in Bichi Emirate Council, Kano State.
The move, according to the telco, is in continuation of its commitment to inspire and support the career aspiration of students.
Speaking in his welcome address, the Chairman, Board of Directors of EMTS (9mobile), and the Emir of Bichi, His Highness, Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero, who was the Special Guest of Honour at the occasion, stated that the career counselling session was designed as a springboard to set the right path for students to aspire for greatness in any chosen career of their choice.
According to him, the Career Counselling initiative is in line with a key component of the brand’s corporate social responsibility pillar of Education. He noted that 9mobile constantly seeks opportunities to promote sustainability in Nigeria’s education sector.
“At 9mobile, we understand the importance of education and the countless opportunities therein; that is why we are consciously investing our time, energy, and resources to ensure that students at this level are equipped with the requisite knowledge to make the right career choice.” Ado remarked.
The Emir also lauded 9mobile for organizing a well-resourced session that would profoundly impact the students’ career decisions.
He continued: “The people of Bichi are greatly honored by today’s gesture from 9mobile. There is no doubt that this session holds great potential for our students who, before now, may not have had the guidance to determine their future careers. With what has been shared here today, I am certain their future is brighter and filled with better prospects.”
In his presentation, Head, Regional Sales North, 9mobile, Babangida Mukaddas, who facilitated one of the sessions, emphasized the need for proper guidance and mentorship for students to excel in life.
“The journey to a successful career begins with the right combination of subjects at this level which will always inform the choice of a course to study at the university level. For those who may desire to pursue a career in Engineering, you must take your Mathematics, English, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Technical drawings seriously,” he said.
Citing himself as an example, Mukaddas noted that as a sales expert, the art of selling is one of the most exciting professions that requires vast knowledge, especially in mathematics.
Celebrity guest and Kannywood actor, Adam Zango motivated the students to explore different careers to help them secure a brighter future for themselves.
Other personalities at the event include; the Zonal Director, Kano State Ministry of Education, Dahiru Aliyu Wudil, who represented the Commissioner of Education Kano State, Hon Muhammad Sunusi Saidu Kiru; Secretary, Bichi Local Government Area, Garuba Usman Dan Aiya; Deputy Provost, Federal College of Education Technical, Bichi, Abdulmumuni Sule; Executive Director, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, 9mobile, Abdulrahman Ado, among other dignitaries.