Majoni and Chinyanganya
Greener Journal of Education and Training Studies Vol. 2 (3), pp. 071-078, July 2014.
ISSN: 2354-225X © 2014 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 012914082
Views of Secondary School Students towards the Effectiveness of Career Days in assisting them to choose a Career
Cuthbert Majoni*1, Taurai Chinyanganya2
1,2Zimbabwe Open University, Mashonaland Central Region P. Bag 984, Bindura, Zimbabwe.
2Email: chinyanganyatau @yahoo. co.uk, Tel: 263+71+
7161/7484/7107, Cell: 0772912938
Email: cmajoni2002 @gmail .com
263+71+ 7161/7484/7107, Cell: 091 2 678 966
study sought to find out the views students have on the effectiveness of career
days in assisting them to choose a career. Data were collected, through the use of a
questionnaire, from a sample of eighty ‘O’ and ‘A’ level students from Chipadze
High School in Bindura. All the respondents who participated in this research
attended the careers day session organized by the Ministry of Labor and Social
Welfare. A questionnaire was used to
collect data. The data were
quantitatively and qualitatively analyzed.
The data revealed that most students benefited from attending the
careers day sessions. Organizations that made their displays and
presentations provided useful information that enabled the high school students
to identify potential careers of their choice. The career s day sessions were
therefore quite useful. The study however, recommends that
more and diverse players from industry, commerce and law need to be invited to
attend careers days to provide high school students with information and thus
assisting them to choose a future career from an informed perspective. There is
need to introduce career guidance and counseling programs in
secondary schools and having trained counselors who assist
students in career choices.
Keywords: Effectiveness, Career.
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