By Kehinde Oluwatayo
The need for students to consult counselors before choosing subjects to offer that will prepare them for the career path in future has been stressed.
A counselor, Mrs. Modupe Adufe who made the remarks while speaking with The Hope, noted that students face crises at the point of gaining admission into tertiary institutions because of wrong combination of subjects.
She was reacting to a release by JAMB that some students who scored over 300 in its examination could not gain admission into tertiary institutions because of wrong combination of subjects.
Adufe said most secondary schools begin to give career talk to students from JSS one, adding that wrong combination of subjects is the fault of any students that falls victim.
While saying that their specialisation will determine what they will be tested for, she stressed the need for students to be exposed to how to combine subjects for course to pursue.
“At times some of them are being misled by their parents. Some just go to any teacher and they may not be able to guide them properly. Most secondary schools start career talk for their students in JSS three to know their ability and the combination of subjects that will qualify them for the course they want to study.
“And it will be repeated in SS one while going to SS two so that they will know the subjects to fill when they want to write JAMB. But in case they don’t have that opportunity, they should consult the right people.
“There are counselors in their schools and they can go to the website of JAMB to find out the subjects they will offer that will qualify them for the course they want to study. JAMB also has brochure that they can consult. And they can even go to such tertiary institution to find out,” she stressed.
While saying that the problem is common with students offering science subjects and technology, Adufe advised parents to stop misleading their children.