Students of Loral International School, Igbesa campus, have been urged to consider studying business related courses while furthering their education as knowledge acquired from such courses would help them become self reliant in future.
A lecturer at the Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Mr. Ibironke Olukayode. gave this advice during the 2012 Business/Technology week of the campus held recently at the school premises.
According to him, the study of business helps individuals develop key competencies, values and attitudes through the fostering of qualities such as initiative, resilience, resourcefulness and skills of problem solving, co-operation, decision-making, negotiation and communicating.
"Knowledge acquired in the field of business study aid self employment. This knowledge makes it easier and economical for graduates and practitioners in this field to go into entrepreneurship thus making them boss of their own and also employer of labour.
"This field of study offers people a variety of options to explore in the job market. Those that studies business related courses would have various options in different sectors of the economy, that is, at the point of making a career choice or choosing a job line."
Olukayode, a chattered accountant, noted that the world has become a global village, therefore, knowledge of information technology and the use of the internet could not be over emphasized.
He however, stressed the need for business studies students to equip themselves with the knowledge and usage of computers and other technology tools.
Earlier in her speech, the Senior Principal of the school, Ezinne Maria Uzuegbunam explained that the essence of the event was to sensitize the students on the importance of business/technology to any economy and in the lives of people.
The principal expressed optimism that programmes such as this would help the students to make informed career choices.