Choose A-Level subjects carefully, students urged

05 Jul, 2022 - 13:07 0 Views
Choose A-Level subjects carefully, students urged Sobukhazi High School pupils follow proceedings during a Career Guidance and Counselling service

B-Metro

Trisa Ray Sibanda

PUPILS have been urged to take up subjects that they think can increase their chances of securing employment after school.

Speaking to pupils from Sobukhazi High School during a Career Guidance and Counselling service Nomagugu Concillia Moyo, who is also a teacher at the school said pupils should make the right decisions when choosing their A-Level subjects.

The event was held on 24 June 2022 under the theme, “Preparedness for the future as future leaders.

“We want students to make right choices when choosing the subjects they want to do at A level in order to overcome challenges such as job-skill mismatch. It is therefore imperative for us to guide our youths in making informed decisions about their future careers.

“Students should also know that they are responsible for the choices they make today hence the need to make the right choices,” said Moyo.

Moyo said it was important that students choose their A-Level with both degree courses and future careers in mind.

The stakeholders that participated to teach pupils about their expectations were Theological College of Zimbabwe, BCC Vocational, Employment Services, Speciss College, Bulawayo Project Center, Mpilo School of Nursing and Contact Family counseling.

Others were Zimbabwe Prison and Correctional Services, Junior Achievement Zimbabwe, Trust Academy, Zimbabwe Republic Police, Zimbabwe Red Cross Society, Zimbabwe School of Mines, NUST, United College of Education, Ministry of Youth and Bulawayo Polytechnic.

“All these organisations catered for all learners like BCC Vocational Bulawayo Project Center even those without O-level can go there. Most of the learners only knew NUST and Bulawayo Polytechnic. They thought if they don’t qualify at these institutions their life is doomed,” said Moyo.

Pupils who spoke to B-Metro hailed the Career Guidance and Counselling service saying it had assisted them as students to select a combination which contains the subjects of their greatest interest and also those they know they were pretty good at.

An A-Level pupil Nontokozo Nkala who majors in arts said: “We were inspired by what the institutions taught us. We are grateful that we now know what programmes to do after high school. Some of us had just done subjects not knowing what we want in life.”.

Another A-level pupil Blessing Khumalo who is doing sciences hailed Zimbabwe School of Mines saying it had some of the best programmes which were suitable for those who were majoring in sciences like him.

Career Guidance is a counseling programme designed to help students choose the right career path based on their educational and professional choices.

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