FACTORS AFFECTING CHOICE OF CAREER AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN ESAN NORTH EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE.

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CHAPTER ONE

Career selection is one of the main important choice in students plans. This choice of decision will have impact on them throughout their lives. The essence of who the students are, will revolve around what the students wants to do with his or her greatest blessings. Everyone is always eager to have honest occupation. The way the students perceive their environment for example, students who have hired on an island may choose a career dealing with water or they may choose to leave the island behind and never to have any thing to do with water again.

BACKGROUND OF STUDY

Parents’ educational and occupational background may affect students choice of career because some students may contemplate on whether to continue with their parents occupation or not. What the students see in the television also may affect their career choice some careers demand that you have the personality to match the qualities of the occupation. For these reasons the necessity of a guidance counsellor on schools cannot be over emphasized. A career guidance counsellor is needed to unreliable and dangerous source in search of career information such as culture peer groups which can lead to their graduating into armed robbery and other criminal business unintentionally.

This study will be carried out in Esan North East Local Government Area of Edo State will be useful to the guidance counsellors in assisting senior students in their career also help the ministry of education in curriculum planning to widen the students career choice opportunities through curriculum content of educational system. Tuche (2002) is right in suggesting that the students should think of their career in senior secondary schools in so doing they need career guidance. Ipaye (1983) refers to the need for one to discuss with one peers, school counsellors, parents and teachers on the need to choose a life span work as “career convention or career conferences”.

However, career convention according to him is an instrument of career information. This occur for a number of reasons, which include the following: a. To stimulate career thinking and widen occupational horizon. b. To focus attention on particular jobs in other to help an individual crystallize his preference and c. To create a situation in which parents can on one hand meet the employers and discuss the opportunities they offer and on other hand meet the career teachers or career officers with whom they can exchange views. The factors that may influence choice of career includes: i. Socio economic factors ii. Personal or family factors iii. Cultural factors which include schools, peer group and age groups. 1. What are the possible causes or factors affecting the choice of career among secondary school students in Esan North East local government area of Edo State? 2. How significant has this contribution been over the years? 3. To what extent has private sectors investment actually affected the choice of career among secondary school students. 4. What is actually the contribution of both private and public secondary schools on the choice of career of secondary school students?

FACTORS AFFECTING CHOICE OF CAREER AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN ESAN NORTH EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE.