The President of the Tax Club, University of Ilorin, Adekanye Abiodun, has emphasised the importance of skill attainment and capacity-building towards achieving effective career optimisation.
This was made known at a session organised by the Tax Club, University of Ilorin, on Saturday the 6th of November 2021 at the University’s Social Sciences Faculty Hall.
The event featured practical sessions on professional skills such as CV writing, cover letter writing, mail application drafting, and LinkedIn optimisation tips. The session was facilitated by law graduate and career expert, Musa Kalejaiye, who was the former President of the Club.
Participation in the practical session was open to members and non-members of the club alike. Participants were trained at the workshop on the essential skill set necessary in the contemporary workspace sphere, as the facilitator undertook sessions ranging from CV drafting to LinkedIn optimisation.
The Vice President of the organisation, Omopupa Muhammed Awwal, stated that: “The practical sessions were thorough and each participant was able to see examples and learn to put what they learned to practice using a laptop or by pairing with another.” The session lasted for 5 hours with intermittent breaks for questions and answers and refreshments.
The facilitator, Musa Kalejaiye, also commended the club for living up to its reputation as the leading professional student body on campus.
In an interview, the Club President, Mr Abiodun Adekanye reiterated the commitment of the club to not limited to the academic excellence of the members of the University community alone but also imbibing skills that can make them employable and being self-employed. He, however, took a note of regret that the session could not be held at a better time when more students would be on campus to reap the benefits. This was due to the schedule of the Facilitator and other programs lined up by the Club.
He stated that: “Nevertheless, more soft skills and capacity-building sessions will be coming up at an undisclosed date, and of course, another major event, which is the National Tax Colloquium where other universities have always been invited for debates on tax and revenue issues is around the corner. Other upcoming programs of the Club would be of great benefit to those that missed this and they should therefore anticipate more from the club.”
He thanked the facilitator, Musa Kalejaiye, for his time and the massive impact of the session. The Club’s President then concluded that the club remain committed to equipping students with soft skills that would aid them and make them more employable, as this is part of the major goals of the Club.
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