Why students at high must be guided when choosing subjects at form two depending on their career dream?
By Shirley Geke
Many are times when form four school leavers get frustrated when it comes to applying for selection by kuccps takes place, you find a student crying that she or he wanted to become a layer and you find the student dropped all humanities at form two,it embarrassed and definitely stresses the child.
Parents are not privy to the subjects their children are taking in high school,not or but the majority don’t know,yet they have dreams of their children taking particular careers after high more especially the working class who would like their children to be in their own professions, they normally become frustrated when they are told that their children cannot pursue particular careers of their choice.
It is important to understand that subject selection begins and ends in form two ,such that a student picks a minimum of seven and a maximum of 8 subjects in most schools,there are five Categories of subjects from which the students choose the seven subjects of their choice from,they include , compulsory (maths, English and Kiswahili) sciences (atleast two required), humanities (atleast one,),technicals atleast one.however a student has the freedom of skipping some groups so long as he or she has met the compulsory required subjects and so long as the minimum seven is attained.
Parents and students be aware for example that all medical related disciplines require chemistry and biology so any student who drops any of the two or who fails in any of the two technically knocks one out of that discipline, any student who wishes to become an engineer must atleast do physics or chemistry failure to which one must forget about that discipline.
Therefore,it is important to make a follow up on which subject combination your child chooses in form two for proper guidance in during career choices to avoid frustrations
Schools should ensure that they have sold career guidance to enable students to make informed choices for subject in tandem with their career dreams remember choices have consequences.