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International Journal of Literacy and Education

2022, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A

Administration of guidance and counselling among senior secondary schools in Taraba state, Nigeria: Prospects and challenges


Author(s): Umar Jirah Fwafu and Frank Patience Olivia

Abstract: Background: Guidance and counseling (G&C) in schools help students in taking and making appropriate decisions and behavior in a well-determined, proactive and preventive manner that will ensure the achievement of school’s success through academic, personal and career development. Objective: This study seeks to evaluate the prospects and challenges of administration of guidance and counseling services in senior secondary schools in Taraba State. Methodology: This study utilized a survey design, using a 2 stage sampling technique which ensures that each of the sixteen (16) LGAs in the State is selected and five (5) senior secondary schools were randomly. The data collected were coded and analyse using descriptive statistics of mean and standard deviation. Results/Findings: The G&C services provided in senior secondary schools in Taraba State focus on students’ academics needs and students’ personal problems; there is a very low level of preparedness and; G&C programs has prospect in the schools especially in the areas of improving students’ academic achievement. Conclusion: This study concludes that there significant number of challenges facing the guidance and counseling programme in schools which include teachers’ heavy workload, little support from school administration; lack of parental support; lack of good place and equipment and; students lack interest. Recommendation: This study recommends that the counselors should be provided with necessary training, facilities, support and funds by the concerned authorities in government and the schools’ administration.

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Umar Jirah Fwafu, Frank Patience Olivia. Administration of guidance and counselling among senior secondary schools in Taraba state, Nigeria: Prospects and challenges. Int J Literacy Educ 2022;2(2):28-33.
International Journal of Literacy and Education