Traditionally held before the beginning of the new academic session since its inception in 2012, “Salon de l’Orientation d’Abidjan” is a platform that allows higher institutions of learning to showcase their services to freshly-minted and old high schools leavers. During this educational fair, students and their parents or guardians and other education stakeholders visit the stands of different schools to get as much information as they can.
Just like in the 2017 edition, The University of Abidjan is again present at this year’s fair; more colorfully and actively. UNIABIDJAN is motivated by her corporate social responsibilities of ensuring that these youngsters are properly guided and given the right orientations as to their choices of higher institutions and careers. This is because they embody not just the hope of Cote d’Ivoire but also the future of our continent.
It is our belief that the high rate of failure, drop-outs, disillusionment in higher institutions of learning coupled with the attendant ill-preparedness for the labor market may not be unconnected with the poor career guidance and counseling that these students were exposed to, or even lack thereof. The “Salon de l’Orientation d’Abidjan” offers empowerment and development-oriented schools like UNIABIDJAN a platform to frontally confront this societal menace and nip it in the bud.
The University of Abidjan always reiterates to those who visit its stand the importance of developing skill sets that are relevant to the 21st century work place: bilingualism if not multilingualism, leadership skills, entrepreneurial and innovation mindset, critical thinking, problem-solving skill, effective communication, cognitive flexibility and professionalism.
UNIABIDJAN stands are open to all and for all enquiries throughout the duration of the Salon de l’Orientation from 8am to 6pm of Thursday July 26 to Saturday July 28, 2018 at the popular Lycée Classique d’Abidjan, Cocody. This will be followed up with our Career Guidance, Counseling and Orientation Week at the school premises in Riviera-Attoban. The date of this Open Day programme will be communicated subsequently on our website and social media platforms.