REPORT OF THE CAREER AND SEMINAR PROGRAMS HELD ON 12TH & 13TH JULY, 2018 AT OGBONA.
2018 Ogbona Elites Forum (OEF) Annual Career Day & Seminar for Students and Teachers at Ogbona
Date: 12th & 13th July, 2018.
Venues: Ogbona Secondary School & Imhakhena Primary School
Title: ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS, A SURE WAY TO GREATER FUTURE
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: POVERTY, A COWARD IN THE FACE OF ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS – Prof Egwakhe, A. Johnson
- Halifo Yacop: Financial Literacy for a Secured Future by Ken Odior
- Mrs. Lade Akpa: Training the Trainer (Effective Teaching and Classroom Management for Primary and Secondary School Teachers)
- Bernard Ikhane: Vocational Interest & Inventory
- Blackman Aigbiremolen: Learning Skills for the 21st Century Student
- Clarita Panuel-Egwakhe: The Teenage Girl & Her Glorious Future.
- John Odior Anaweokhai: Boy, Know Thyself
Bernard Kasim Ikhane, John Odior Anaweokhai and Peter Aigba
In accordance with the term of reference given to the Career And Seminar Committee to organize annual training and seminar events for both the primary and secondary schools teachers on one hand and the secondary school students on the other, the committee made up of Bernard Ikhane, Johnson Egwakhe, Peter Aigba, John Anaweokhai, Taye Anavhe, set out early April this year to achieve the given objective by liaising with the school authorities to fix the 12th and 13th of July 2018 for the events. ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS, A SURE WAY TO GREATER FUTURE was chosen as the main theme for the program.
The primary objectives of the program were to expose the students to career choices, develop their entrepreneurial skills and give them a better orientation about the concept of money, its importance, how it can be acquired and better managed. The teachers were also to have their teaching skills sharpened to meet up with the challenges of the ever dynamic world of academics.
By Wednesday 11th July, 2018 all the coordinators made up of Bernard Ikhane, Johnson Egwakhe, Peter Aigba and John Anaweokhai were at home to ensure everything was in place for the program.
On Thursday 12th July, 2018 at 9:30 am, all the students were gathered on the assembly ground where Prof. Johnson Egwakhe and John Anaweokhai addressed the them. They were quick to observe the great transformation that had taken place as noticeably displayed by the student’s appearance, comportment, civility and teachability. They could not help but ask them to clap for themselves. They got more than they bargained for when they asked the students to file into the hall prepared for the event. It was as if they were in a place different from where we were last year. At the end, we had to painfully excused the JSS1 and JSS2 students.
Prof. Johnson Egwakhe took the keynote address and was ably assisted with the projector by his wife, Mrs. Clarita Panuel Egwakhe. The second Lecture titled FINANCIAL LITERACY was also taken by Prof. Egwakhe after career inventory interest form administration.
Mr. Bernard Ikhane who had earlier trained the teachers on how to administer the carrier inventory interest form, was joined by the teachers to administer the form on the students.
Mr. Ikhane and I later joined our The Board of Trustees Chairperson, Pastor Mrs. Julie Inu Umoru to The Palace of The Okphe Ukpi to present, books, learning material worth about half a million naira, #500,000 to the 3 Primary Schools in Ogbona.
We got the through for the day at about 2:30pm
Event of Thursday 13th July were kicked off by Mr. Blackman, one of the consultants who taught the students the basic skills in learning such as how to avoid distraction, eliminate fear and how to get the best out of every reading exercise. He held the students spell-bound until Dr. Lade Akpa and Mrs. Clarita Panuel Egwakhe took turns to engage the girls on the topic: THE TEENAGE GIRL & HER GLORIOUS FUTURE. Both of them did a good job with the excitement, singing amidst clapping by the students in appreciation. Peter Aigba and I took turn too to talk to the boys on the danger of wasting and investing time in non-profitable ventures. The Topic was: BOY, KNOW THYSELF
At about 12:30 pm that day, the primary school teachers joined their secondary school counterparts for their training. Dr Mrs. Lade Akpa and Mr. Bernard Ikhane also took turn to train the teachers. The Okphe Ukpi came later in the afternoon to see things for himself.
A total of 43 teachers made up of the following attended the program
Patience Akhamiemhona, Amy Aseghiemhe, Lucky Isorai, Angela Osigwe,, Thomas Aseghiemhe, Patience Odion, Roseline Ihonde, Liveth Odia, Esther Akhaine, Janet Saliu, E.O Aruokhai, E.I Enamhegbai, C.M Idris, S.O Orbih, B.Z Aliu, H.O Ikhane, B.I Ikhaghu, O.G Okhimamhe, Joan Ayalomhe, M.O Omomoh, M.I Damissah, F.N Obemeata, S.A Idode, E.A Izibiri, Jenifer Aliu, Friday Ilega, Syvester Irene, Oghenerukwme Ukpeuwru, Stephen Ozemota, Victoria Anugoba, Christy Oputeh, George Itsisor, O.Z Bada, Taye Peace Bamidele, Esther Itsuokor, Stella Aliu, Angela Oni, Caleb Idikhumhi, Ferdinand Umole, Idris Omodibo, O.M Agunu and Isaac Oghale.
FINDINGS & RECOMMENDATIONS
This year’s program clearly shows that our previous effort in this direction has been a worthwhile investment. There is considerable transformation in the student’s attitude to learning as they appear with no trace of the hitherto lackluster mindset approach to learning.
Again, all the teachers attested to the positive impacts of the previous program on them in particular and the students by extension.
Once again, the problem of absence of a hall with enough space to contain all the students came to the fore. The school needs a bigger hall than what they have right now.
#393,040 was budgeted for the career and seminar program.
Attached is the breakdown of the budget. At the end there was a balance of NGN10,100.
In conclusion, I want to submit the program is a well-conceived one that needs to be sustained for the betterment of the students and the teachers in particular and our community in general.
I want to appreciate everyone that contributed to the success of the program, From the Chairperson Board of Trustees, The President, Members of the Executive of EOF, Principal and Headmasters of the schools, The resource personnel, to The Okphe Ukpi of Ogbona and all the coordinators. Thank You very Much
Peter Aigba and