The National Capital District (NCD) School Expo ended on a high note with students from all schools across the nation’s capital participating.
In essence, the expo provides career pathways for students to seek employment and further studies in universities, colleges and private institutions.
The four day event ended successfully last Friday with over 3,000 students going through 30 exhibitors.
Students said it was really good because it gave them an insight into the type of scholarship programs offered by these institutions.
“They are giving us information if we do well we can get scholarship, and if we don’t we will be self-sponsored,” Kila Kila Secondary Student, David Korimas said.
Others said it was a good experience going there and knowing a lot of institutions that they were not aware of for future preferences.
“It’s been a good experience coming here, we learnt a lot about universities and institutions that we are not aware of. That’s a big thumb-up,” St Joseph’s Catholic College student, Remi Kombeng said.
Career Expo Chairperson, Keuts Vui-Neuendorf, said since beginning on Tuesday, students have been behaving really well.
“The exhibitors have done really well and with more interests tendering, hopefully next year it will be massive,” she said.
With the impetus and drive to organise similar events in the future, the challenge is where they would solicit funding from.
“It’s funded through the K5 contributions by all the Grade 12 student throughout schools in NCD,” she added.
It was organised by a group of guidance teachers, deputy principles including the Voice Inc founder, Serena Sumanob, to inspire students to become successful in life.
Speaking during the event, Sumanob said the core of the existence we believe students are future leaders of this nation.
Representing all the exhibitors was the Defence Force Education Team leader, Major Paul Ageva. Ageva thanked the exhibitors for giving the opportunity for them to come and display.
He added that this will help students make informed decisions regarding whatever it is that lies ahead of them.
Each exhibitor was given a certificate of participation.