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•••Trains Students On Career Choice 


The African Schools Outreach Programme (ASOP), Nigeria Chapter initiated by the International Veterinary Vaccinology Network (IVVN), has sensitized Public Secondary School Students in Oyo state on career choice, drug abuse and cybercrimes.

The outreach programme aimed at creating awareness for girl child due to the underrepresentation of females in STEM globally, was held in five schools in Oyo town and its environs.

While speaking on “Drug Abuse and Cyber Crimes” at the assembly ground in Isale Oyo Community Grammar School, Oyo, Mr. Femi Afolayan, a member of the team, explained that the initiative has covered 29 schools in Nigeria, out of which 19 schools are from Oyo State.

He added that Over 10, 000 students have been sensitized on Career choice, Campaigns against cybercrimes and drug abuse.

The ASOP Coordinator, Dr. Funmilayo Afolayan, who spoke on career choice, said that there are different career options in science, in which the students can take advantage, noting that not only doctors are scientists.


The ASOP Coordinator, also appreciated the State Government through the Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology, Professor Salihu Abdulwaheed Adelabu for the support.

She, however, appealed to both federal and state governments to look into the state of the laboratories in public secondary schools in the country, saying that access to more laboratory equipment and apparatus by the students would assist the organization to further achieve its objectives and increase the enthusiasm in the students.

The students were also educated by ASOP facilitators on vaccines , infectious diseases, streamlining it to rabies infection and exposed them to the consequences of this infectious disease that has no cure. The outreach also featured planting of trees by the students.

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