Under the Landmark University Community Development Impact Initiative (LMUCDII), Landmark university organised a career counselling section for secondary schools in Omu-Aran.
120 secondary school students from 8 schools benefitted from the initiative which held on Wednesday.
It was also part of the activities marking the 60th birthday of Pastor (Mrs) Faith Oyedepo, wife of the institution’s Chancellor, Bishop David Oyedepo.
The chairman of the Landmark University Community Development Impact Initiative (LMUCDII), Pastor Abiodun Okunola, said that the programme was part of the Varsity’s corporate social responsibility focused at improving students’ performance.
“We felt the students getting to that stage in their academic pursuit needed a kind of professional counselling and tutelage to assist them to make the right choice of courses.
“They needed to be wary of the requirements, prospects, challenges and benefits derivable from all available courses that would suit their future plans,” he said.
He also disclosed that the varsity had partnered with some youths and had visited orphanage homes in its efforts to impact positively on the under-privileged in the society.
“We are already in partnership with Omu-Aran Youth Forum through our agrarian revolution drive toward encouraging the youth to embrace agriculture as a business and as a vocation,” he said.
The university’s Farm Manager, Mr James Dada, made mention of the urgent need to make agriculture-related courses more attractive, especially to female senior secondary school students.
Mr. Dada, who spoke on “Choosing Career in Agriculture,” advocated for the establishment of farmers’ club in secondary schools in order to promote a wider participation of students in crop production and other aspects of farming.
“Agriculture as a career is not for dropouts, it is not for the weaker ones or those lagging behind,” James added.
The secondary schools that participated in the programme were Omu-Aran High School; Ogbo Grammar School; Government Christian College; Government Secondary School; God’s Grace College and Community Secondary School, Ipetu, ECWA Secondary School, Omu -Aran.