STRATEGIES FOR PROMOTING EFFECTIVE GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING PROGRAMMES IN SCHOOLS IN KWARA STATE, NIGERIA
Keywords:Guidance and Counselling programme; Professional Counsellors and Strategies.
This study examined the strategies for promoting effective
guidance and counselling programmes in schools as perceived
by counsellors in Kwara State. The study design used was a
descriptive survey. Seventy counsellors were purposively
selected from government owned schools in each of the three
districts. A total of 210 counsellors participated in the study.
The questionnaire titled Strategies for promoting Guidance
Programme Questionnaire (SPGPQ) was administered on the
respondents. The study revealed that when counsellors are
giving opportunities to train and retrain, this can promote
effective G & C programmes in schools. It was thus
recommended that professional guidance counsellors should
be allowed to go for retraining at least once in a year. This
will enhance the effectiveness of the guidance and counselling
programme in schools.
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