Muslim Professionals who graced the Professionals Day; Career Day organised for the students of AL-Qalam Schools Ibadan on Thursday 12th March 2020 made a special call to all Muslim youths that its high time for them to change the narrative by exhibiting excellence culture in their chosen profession and their entire lifestyle.
The event was centered on the Theme: Changing the narrative; ‘The excellence Culture’ and was attended by distinguished Muslim experts from different works of life.
Some of the distinguished guest speakers present were: Pharmacist Teslim Badmus (Director Drug Consult Pharmacy, Ologuneru Ibadan), Dr (Mrs) Oyaremi Kafila(Ph.D.), Lawyer Abibat Olatunji (LL.M Masters of Law), Matron Kudirat Aderigigbe Rtd (Oyo State Hospital Management Board), Academic Excellence Initiatives’ delegates; Mr. Badmus Jamiu (Msc.Mathematics), Mr. Waris Adeolu (Civil Engineer), Mr. AbdulAzeez Faruq (Bsc. European Studies).
In her welcome speech, the School’s Director of Academics: Mrs. Otun Rukayah Abimbola stated that the program was basically organized as an innovation in teaching and learning that encourages students to explore their interests and passion. She thereby encouraged the students to take the opportunity seriously as it will widen their horizons to diverse careers open to them in the future.
In her own speech, Mrs. Abibat Olatunji, a legal practitioner eulogized the effort of AL-Qalam School for setting aside a day on school calendar to sensitize the young minds on future careers available before them. She then encouraged them to be steadfast in academics, shun laziness and be conscious of their relationship with their creator.
Meanwhile, Mrs. Oyaremi Kafilat (PHD.), an educationist in her speech, took the students through her hurdles and challenges she encountered in an attempt in choosing her career which was in contrast to her parent’s choice. She thereby urged the students to accept whichever career they eventually find themselves in the nearest future as their creator knows the best. Other speakers took the students through the steps to follow in achieving their anticipating careers which includes subject correlation, having passion for the career, choosing a mentor and be steadfast.
Meanwhile, in a way of involving all students and pupils, the program was segmented into two sections. The upper primary and secondary students were sensitized by the motivational speakers while the lower primary and nursery sections watched professional videos that are in line with their anticipated careers.