Today’s lessons can be boring especially when teachers come to class to exclusively and constantly focus on the subject’s syllabus for almost three hours ignoring any other valuable issues such as career guidance and life outside classroom or school in general.
But wait a minute, is career guidance insignificant? Of course not. In most schools, career departments never exist. Students exercise much freedom, unguided in their choices at a time that guidance is of utmost importance.
Most teachers focus strongly on how students can pass their subjects highly but unfortunately miss a link of connecting their subjects to outside life and this has a negative impact on students. For instance when one leaves school you find they can’t cope with life in the world.
After some serious thought, I came to agree with my conscience that there has been a missing link all along between life after school and what is taught. Career guidance has over the years proved to be indispensable for anyone interested in a good future. It is an area of utmost importance that should be given priority.
I don’t think schools will employ other teachers to bring in career guidance, I guess not but in my opinion, I suggest teachers of different subjects should consider career guidance as part of the lessons to deliver to their students day by day. That is if they really care about the excellence of their students.
I literally believe lack of career guidance while still at high school is the reason why many students become job seekers rather than job creators and this has not only affected the development of students but the country as well.
However, I can’t forget to thank the very few teachers who value this issue of career guidance and also take time to connect and bring in a link between class lessons and life outside class. I strongly believe their good work will never be in vain.
I conclude by encouraging our teachers to play their role in time and save these young people from frustration and future regrets. As for us the students, career guidance remains our only hope to a successful future.
The writer is a student at Kagarama Secondary School