Jude Obodo

Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2012


This profile was prepared when Jude Obodo was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012.
The New Idea
Jude discovered a more reliable approach to guide young people into careers for which they manifest innate ability. He is visiting schools in Abuja and freely making available to young people his scientifically based model. This model has guided a good number of young people into careers they are passionate about with a precision scarcely realizable by the usual guidance and counseling in schools.

Jude believes that people should be directed into careers where they can add value and that such self-actualization is a prerequisite for national growth. He believes that if youth can properly develop competencies for which they manifest innate tendencies, they will be more capable of contributing to the rapid development of the country and reversing the effects of the collapse of the social system. Jude’s aim is to bring about youth empowerment which will also bring about skill development, and overall, a stable social system.

Jude encourages schools and the government to adopt the model he developed for career guidance of youth as a more efficient replacement for the less effective and moribund guidance and counseling. Using First Preferred Innovators as his instrument, Jude determines appropriate careers for young people, thereby bringing about excellence in education and entrepreneurship.
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