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Teachers Urged To Help Students’ Career Choices

Secondary school teachers attending a workshop in Labasa were told to ensure that whatever knowledge they imparted to their stu­dents must re­main relevant throughout their lifetime. The challenge was laid
01 Oct 2018 11:00
Teachers Urged To Help Students’ Career Choices
Former politician and Registrar of University of Fiji Ambassador Kamlesh Arya during the careers teachers’ workshop at Hotel NorthPole in Labasa on September 29,2018. Photo:Shratika Naidu

Secondary school teachers attending a workshop in Labasa were told to ensure that whatever knowledge they imparted to their stu­dents must re­main relevant throughout their lifetime.

The challenge was laid down by University of Fiji registrar Ambassador, Kamlesh Arya.

The one-day workshop organised by the Univer­sity of Fiji at Hotel Northpole impressed on teach­ers from all over Northern Division to be serious about doing their job and do more research on ca­reer opportunities.

Mr Arya said the workshop helped prepare the participants to work better in organising stu­dents’ career plans.

“We are living in a digital world where we en­courage teachers to open Pandora’s box and pro­vide all possible career options for their students, so that they can make relevant choices rather than regretting later,” he said.

“I asked the teachers to ask themselves whether they were serious about their job as career teach­ers and whether had done justice in delivering career-related information to their students.

Chief guest and divisional education officer Northern Selemo Drokamaisau said he believed students should be just guided on choosing subject combinations rather than being forced to do some­thing they were completely uncomfortable with.

“When students are given wrong combination, they lose morale and end up failing exams,’ Mr Drokamaisau said.

“This can completely disorganise a child’s future ambitions.

“It is therefore clear that without career guid­ance, students miss out on what to do and where to go after completing secondary school.”

Edited by Epineri Vula

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