Ezewu urges parents to give children, wards free choice of career pursuits
By Nosa Akenzua
Delta State Commissioner for Secondary Education, Honourable (Mrs) Rose Ezewu, has urged parents to always allow their children to opt for any career of their choice, and provide them with the needed guidance to ensure that they positively harness their potentials in life.
Mrs. Ezewu made the admonition in Asaba, the state capital, during the University of Benin Alumni Association, Asaba Branch, schools’ award for excellence programme for students in senior secondary schools in the state, in collaboration with the Delta State Ministry of Secondary Education.
The Commissioner, who was represented by the Director of Schools, Mrs. Clementina Ojumah, congratulated the association for initiating the platform for children to be exposed to critical areas that concern their educational career.
Ezewu, however, admonished the students drawn from various schools in the state, to make useful contributions and consider the programme as an opportunity for them to be equipped with the relevant tips to excel in life, just as she described children as future leaders in any society.
Earlier, a medical practitioner, Dr. Norris Ovili, while speaking on health tips and requirements for studying medicine in higher institutions, stated that a minimum of credit pass in English Language, Mathematics, Biology, Physics and Chemistry was needed, adding that medical doctors were essential in the life of every individual.
Declaring the workshop open, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Mr. Cornelius Semiteje, said that the event was aimed at promoting excellence among younger generation.
He noted that such event would help the children to focus on their chosen professions, pointing out that they should be committed in whatever they do.