Stakeholders caution parents on choice of career for their wards
GENERAL Manager Human Resources, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, Alero Onosode has urged parents to allow their children follow their passion, saying this would have a positive effect on the total development of the child. to enable them achieve the desired goals.
Onosode who spoke at a breakfast meeting organised by ‘Project school library,’ held at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja also enjoined parents to be open to learning, accept their mistakes and ask for help from appropriate places so as not to jeopardize the future of their wards.
At the event which held at Sheraton hotel, Ikeja and tagged, ‘Looking forward,” Onosode said, “What is most important as parents is that we recognise our role as guardians, we do not own them. Lots of children were seen asking questions about their parents trying to force them to do things. As parents, we should realise that our role is to help them be the best they could be.
“We should not leave everything to teachers; we have a role in shaping and preparing them for the world ahead and also encourage them to acquire skills that will make them flourish.
She also tasked government to see education as a serious business that would quicken the development of the nation.
“We have undermined the education system a long time and it is so disheartening when we see libraries without books and classrooms without materials, what are these children supposed to learn? It is time to get back to real learning, making sure that the resources are available.
She also advised that government should partner with individuals who have passion for the sector and formulate policies that will further encourage them to contribute the overall development of the sector.