Thursday 16th February, 2017, Bridge House Counselling invited Guidance/Career Counsellors, Heads of Academics and Vice Principals of Secondary Schools to a One-day Career Counselling Training. The event which held in the College’s premises was organised in conjunction with some Bridge House Partner Universities, University of Essex and Nottingham Trent University, UK to sensitize schools on the value of Career Counselling at an early stage in the students’ life.
Participants from various notable Secondary Schools in Nigeria including Grange School, Corona Secondary Schools, GreenSprings, Reagent Schools, Abuja etc. were in attendance.
According to Mrs. Olabisi Banjo, Head, Bridge House Counselling, she said
“We realized that students graduate from High School without a full understanding of which career path they would like to take and why, the various subject combinations and career options available. This is what we have had to face over the years as a Sixth Form College. There is a Gap!” she added, “… this is why Bridge House College, as a leader in the education industry has put this training together to Bridge that Gap.”
“We intend to have this sort of training quarterly, free of charge as our way to contribute to the quality of education in Nigerian schools and give back to the society.”
Crucial Topics that affect the education sector and our society at large were discussed including:
- Career Counselling.
- Merit and demerit of IGCSE as a final exam.
- Choosing the right undergraduate degree programme.
- Insight into life in higher institutions.
Participants were enlightened on new and practical ideas/approach to counselling teenagers as they prepare for their University Education.
Mrs Mojisola Johnson, Head, Students Learning Enhancement Programme at Corona Secondary Schools, a participant at the 2017 BHC Schools’ Counsellors Training shares her view: “The experience is a guide and a critical control point in helping our students align with the real time facts”.
The Executive Director, Bridge House College, Mrs. Foluke Abdulrazaq in her closing remarks thanked all attendees of the Maiden Session of the BHC Schools’ Counsellors Training 2017.
She said “We hope that all participants of the first BHC Schools’ Counsellors Training had as much pleasure attending as we did organizing. Thank you for being a part of this. Special thanks to our supporting partner universities for making this seminar a great success”.
Register to participate at the next Edition of the Bridge House School Counsellors Training.