Dec 31, 2008, 5:25 AM
(Friday 18 October 2019 Issue)
Rise of The Young Gambia- a Gambian youth-led movement recently held a symposium on career development at the American Corner in Bundung.
Held on the theme: Shaping your path, the symposium targets young people, especially high school students. It was designed to empower and orient young people to pursue the career they aspire for.
Prominent individuals from various fields were invited to interact with the young people and discuss key factors involving career development.
Addressing participants, guest speaker Magistrate Muhammed Krubally underscored the role of young people in national development, reminding them that it is important to have a mentor in helping to shape their path in developing their careers.
He emphasised that without a mentor they will experience challenges and hindrance before achieving their dreams.
Magistrate Krubally described the session are of great benefit to the young people and the nation at large, stating that young people are the future leaders any country and as such they ought to be well equipped and aware of how to make sound decisions concerning their careers.
Hassan .Y. Jallow, Chief Executive Officer of Assutech, who was also a guest speaker of the event, stressed that discussions about career at an early stage enables people to “calibrate” themselves and “diversify knowledge” based on their interest.
He described passion as the fundamental pillar in making decisions especially about careers and thus urged the participants to pursue a career they develop passion for.
Jallow also urged participants to be hungry for knowledge since it is the leading factor to competence.
Almamo, a participant also suggested that the presence of educationists in the discussion is of utmost significance, as he believes that career development has to be included in the curriculum of the country’s educational syllabus considering the huge role it can play towards students’ choice making.