Managing Director, FBNBank Ghana has advocated career counselling to help guide students to make informed decisions about their career.
Gbenga Odeyemi was speaking at the St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School as part of the activities to commemorate the bank’s Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CR&S) Week under the theme “Touching Lives: You First.”
Mr Odeyemi explained that the bank introduced the career guidance and counselling initiatives to correct and stem the confusion that students are usually saddled with when making decisions about their career.
He urged the students to commence their career decision-making process with a full understanding of their individual strengths and weaknesses.
He further added that the students should strive to avoid the common mistakes associated with making career choices such as giving in to peer pressure, yielding to pressure from parents, not having information about their preferred career background, ignoring their passion, and not selecting the right courses or subjects relevant to them among others.
The MD also emphasized that students should consider factors such as the skills they possess, their knowledge base in a given area, their areas of interest and the kind of jobs they would like to do in making their career choices.
The bank held career guidance and counselling sessions in various schools across the country as part of its CR&S week.
In all, over 6,000 students were impacted at the counselling sessions.