GRADE 9 pupils learners from various high schools in East London gathered at Buffalo City College on Friday for an informative session on career guidance hosted by Community Action Africa (CAA).
CAA is a non-profit organisation geared towards supporting and guiding youth to improve academic grades.
The NPO looks specifically at maths, science and English subjects.
CAA director Musa Sebugwawo said this session was meant to provide career guidance to pupils before selecting their subjects for grade 10.
“We want to help young people prepare for the future through extra lessons, debates, public speaking and motivational talks,” Sebugwawo said.
Guest speaker Dharamchand Singh highlighted how important subject choice and education are in order to get into the right career path.
“Education is the key for a better life for all, it enhances the possibility of a getting a job. It also opens up opportunities for entrepreneurship.” Singh said.
He said that getting an education isn’t the end of learning and one must keep abreast of all developments and training.
Higher institutions of learning had stalls giving information on the career paths that they offer.
Walter Sisulu University (WSU) also made a presentation of the range of diplomas, degrees, and certificates it offers.
Greenpoint Secondary School learner, Hlakanipha Duba said she’s already decided on career path she wants to follow.
“I decided last already on my subject choices. I’d really like to do nursing or law and I’d like to attend Rhodes University,” Duba said.