1st March, 2011
The Akwa Ibom Chief Judge, Justice Idongesit Isua, has called for the employment of career counselors in public secondary schools to assist students in choosing their careers.
She made the call on Monday in Uyo at the inauguration of Uyo City Reading Club and the launching of a magazine published by a broadcaster, Ms. Blessing Isonguyo.
Isua said that as a beneficiary of career counseling during her early school days, she would recommend that the Commissioner for Education employed at least one career counselor for each public secondary school.
She warned parents against unnecessary influence on their children when they were in the process of choosing their careers.
Isua urged members of the club and students to develop a reading culture to enable them to excel in their academic pursuits, stressing that â€œreaders are always leadersâ€.
She urged them to spend more time reading books than watching home videos.
The Chief Judge commended the club for rekindling the spirit of reading among the youth and adults.
The Commissioner for Commerce and Tourism, Mr Austin Mbeh, represented by a Director in the ministry, Mrs Atim Eno, commended the publisher of the magazine for her meaninful contribution to the efforts to impact knowledge on the reading public.
He urged the students to take their studies seriously if they must succeed in life and get to the top.
The publisher of the magazine, Mrs Blessing Isonguyo, attributed her success to the grace of God. (NAN)