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Marina International Holds Career Fair

Nov 25, 2009, 11:41 AM | Article By: Njie Baldeh

Marina International High school, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Banjul last Friday held a Career Fair for its fifth, sixth and seventh form students, as well as students of other schools.

The programme, which was entitled "Career Convention, the Challenges of the Millennium," was aimed at exposing students to a wide range of international careers and occupational options open to them upon successful completion of their secondary and university education.

In his remarks, Mr. Henry FC Amonoo, Deputy Head Academic, Marina International High School said the career fair is an annual event in the calendars of both Marina International High School and Rotary International.

According to him, career fair is the second step of exposing their final year students to the choice of their profession.

He went on to explain that "the challenges of the millennium is very important that the adults of today help our future leaders realise the importance of education and the kind of subjects that will lead them to a proper choice of profession to meet global, continental, regional, national and local challenges".

For his part, John Kenny, the President of the Rotary Club of Banjul said the problems confronting the world are mainly caused by the failure to observe certain standards in business affairs. He stated that in order to meet the challenges of the millennium, future leaders need to be well educated and develop high standards in their business and personal lives.

For her part, Ms. Dede Nal Williams said the challenges of the new millennium are immense and governments around the world are tirelessly working to meet these challenges.

"As a Rotarian, I represent my fellow Rotarians and speak for the thousands of people the world over dying of starvation, wars, lack of potable water and poor health," she said. According to her, there are millions of victims of social injustice, lack of education and abject poverty.

"In The Gambia, we are certainly making a difference with the right approach to our educational sector and giving it the attention it deserves, but the real issue is to ensure that we have the appropriate human resources to be able to drive this," she concluded.