Rev Njue: Don’t impose a career path on your child

Students of Lenana School in Karen, Nairobi County sit for their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exam at the school hall on November 7, 2016. PHOTO | DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • This tendency has caused people to work in jobs that they dislike, losing interest and affecting their productivity, which impacts a company's performance and overall profitability.
  • Waking up in the morning and returning late from a career you do not like is not easy.
  • Stress trickles down to the people within your circles including family members because the person lacks a sense of life fulfilment.

The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) announcement created a new dilemma: career choices for the students. Of course, the top candidates chose law, medicine, engineering and another white-collar course. But this is the path of only a small percentage of the learners, as some did not qualify to join university. Or maybe they are unable to raise the school fees needed, even if they qualify. Admittedly, some may just not be interested in furthering their education. 

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