In the post-covid 19 era the world of work would be drastically different from what we know right now. The aim of the Careers Fair is to help our students understand these major shifts as they begin to make important choices about their careers. The Careers Fair will bring industry experts in contact with students from public and private schools, giving the youngsters more information on their different post-secondary options.
In 2018, approximately 50% (i.e. 786,016) of the students who wrote the WAEC exams succeeded while the other 50% didn't. What happens to the 50% who did not succeed? What happens to our students when they are done with the senior secondary education? A lot of our students get stuck in a rut when they don't know what to do next. Life is even worse for them when they do not succeed at their WAEC and/or JAMB exams.
The Careers Fair will bring corporate organizations, professional bodies, and post-secondary institutions all together to speak with the youngsters. The aim of the program will be to widen the horizon of the students with regards to their post-secondary school opportunities and how to access them. They will also get to do Career Assessments and craft their career plans. Proper guidance and adequate information will help them face their futures with confidence.
The long term impact is the reduction of unemployment among our youth; our youth will grow up to become productive adults all contributing their quota to the development of our nation Nigeria