Jul 15, 2013, 9:17 AM
St.Augustine’s Senior Secondary School on 8 December 2011 held a career day for its students at the school hall in Banjul.
The event, according to school authorities, was aimed at shaping the minds of the students to learn and know the profession they would like to undertake in the future.
Lionel Anderson, a teacher of the school, said the career day was very important in the annals of the school.
He thanked the guests at the event for honouring their invitation in gracing the programme.
The event, he said, creates an opportunity to be addressed by important people from various distinctions of life thus urging the student to make the best uses of it.
Among the speakers at the occasion was Dr Henry Carrol, who talked to the students about the legal profession.
He adduced that the profession is composed of judges, lawyers, who are instrumental in the administration of justice.
While talking on the admission procedures and requirements into the law school, Dr Carrol told students that to become a lawyer, one needs to go through the arts field of studies.
The law luminary also advised students to observe the code of ethics of the profession, which is noble and dignified.
It is very important for students who want to become lawyers to study literature, he said, adding: “Literature is a cornerstone to be a legal practitioner.”
In law there is no “draw back”, he noted, saying that a lawyer needs to present is case very well.
Speaking also was Festus Ubi Edet, Principal of Stratford College, who deliberated on becoming an engineer.
He centred his presentation on the following component of engineering: computer, civic and mechanical engineering.
He underscored the need for aspiring students to study physics, chemistry and math to become a good engineer.
While calling on the students to concentrate on their studies, Mr Edet also urged parents to help, guard and support their children in their career path, to make the right choice.
He further advised them to have a mentor in school who will guard and moderate their future and careers.
The students were also exposed to fields such as marketing, information technology and skills training.