Career counseling

These are the common theme that came up during our career counseling and life skill seminar last week Thursday organised by PEA Foundation1⃣ Some of the students are beginning to realise very late that maybe they have chosen the wrong class and would be sitting for an exam that they might probably not do very well in.2⃣ Some students are in the class they are in because of societal pressure to be doctors, lawyers and accountants.3⃣ Students find it difficult to get adults that are representation of their future imagined professional identities, hence the need for role models.4⃣Students have no clue or idea what other kinds of career they can choose for themselves apart from being a doctor, lawyer or an accountant.5⃣Due to the high rate of unemployment in Nigeria,…
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What would you like to be in future?

I believe this is a question that has plagued most of us since high school.Days where we were struggling with passing tests and examinations.😥Days when we struggled with a particular course, and for some us a lot of subjects.😣Days where the fear of WAEC and JAMB is the beginning of wisdom!We couldn't even contemplate finishing school talk less of going into university to study a particular course and thread a particular career path.What is even a career againThis question, though simple is fraught with anxiety, fear and unease.This is even made worse when there are societal, parental and institutional influences involved. What courses are there to study in the University?How do you become a medical doctor, for instance?I am in SSS 2, and I just realized I am not meant…
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What would you like us to do for your organization?

Most times when I post on here, I imagine some faceless person squeezing their face, and saying what is it with this girl and readingMost times though, these individuals are not faceless since they had actually commented on my FB page and to my face.I really am not surprised with the statement because according to the World Culture Score Index, Nigeria is one of the countries in the world with the lowest reading culture.In fact, a study conducted in 2004 shows that the average Nigerian reads less than one book in a year.That was in 2004, and this is 2019. You can do the Mathematics yourself.I stated this observation at a presentation I gave at LASWA (Lagos State Water Ways) and there was an uproar by the staff. They denied it…
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Winners Read!

You see these 3 in the pictures, can you recognize them?I bet you can! Well if you can't, let me introduce you to Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Warren Buffet.Apart from the fact that these individuals are billionaires and mega-moguls, they also have something else in common. They read. You don't believe me, well here is how much and often they read. Warren Buffet claims to read 500 pages a day. He devotes about 80% of his time to reading. Bill Gates, the man who introduced Microsoft onto the world reads 50 books a year. Mark Zuckerberg  reads a book every two weeks.When asked about the key to his success, the billionaire investor Warren Buffett once said:"Read 500 pages every day. That's how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of…
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Why your brain needs to read everyday!

This was the comment I got yesterday after I posted on my FB and IG page about the fact that Nigerians do not read."Dr. Taiwo, the brains need to rest. Don't blame Nigerians"There is this myth about the brain needing to rest after university. It's tired after 4/5 years of being very active- you know trying to understand new concepts and knowledge in your course. And for some of us who have decided to do an MA and a PhD, you can only imagine how fatigue our brains are. It should be sluggish, weighed down as a result of it being overfed with knowledge. But it is not, how come?As we grow old, our bodies are not the only things that deteriorate? Our minds also tend to decline at an equally…
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