Manasseh Azure Awuni, an award-winning investigative journalist has encouraged final year tertiary students in the country to further their education after passing their final examination in order to expand their knowledge base.
He told Level 400 students of the Faculty of Information Technology and Communication Studies at the 2021 Professional Master Class speaking on the theme: “Excelling as a Professional Graduate in an uncertain World of Work”
“Don’t let your education end the day you pass your [final] examination and leave. Read widely. Reading will set you apart no matter which field you find yourself [in],” Azure told the final year students.
On pursuing a lasting career, the award-winner advised prospective students not to be influenced or enticed by the huge financial packages that often accompany certain job offers.
He explained that money is good but it should not be the singular basis upon which a student pursues a particular career path or accepts a particular job. He said students must first consider their passion for the job.
Apart from following one’s passion, Mr Manasseh urged students to uphold their integrity and concentrate on building their careers and not be discouraged by persons who do not believe in their dreams or doubt their capabilities.
The 2012 Ghana Journalist of Year asserted that students can only achieve success by setting their priorities right in life and not allowing societal pressures to weigh them down.