Let them choose careers - Experts

Kwambala shared the keynote address
Kwambala shared the keynote address

FRANCISTOWN: Many times, stories of how children are said to succumb to parental and/or guardian pressure to choose courses they end up studying at the tertiary level are thrown about.

It is said parents and/or guardians may be influenced by many factors to exert control over or coerce prospective university students to study courses of parental choice. Locally, factors like prestige are cited when choosing a course.

For example, although it is a matter of debate, a law graduate or medical doctor from the same locality usually attracts attention and respect more than a graduate school teacher. The subject cropped up during the career and guidance open day that was organised by the Gaborone University College (GUC) at Galo Mall on Friday. GUC used the fair to provide career information, advice and guidance service to help young people and adults make informed choices about their future career paths.

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