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PROJECT TOPIC- NEED FOR GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING SERVICES IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ABKALIKI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EBONYI STATE

PROJECT TOPIC- NEED FOR GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING SERVICES IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ABKALIKI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EBONYI STATE

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

Background to the Study

Education is said to be an accumulated experience that has a determinant effect on human character and mind. As a process, through which societal values, norms, principles, ethos, and skills can adequately be conveyed. Individuals need education in order to acquire this accumulated knowledge (Tookiji, 2007). The educational system in Nigeria is not far from the technical aspect of education in that it is all involving as a process of transmitting the societal norms and values toward the development of the nation. An overview of the colonial educational system provided, revealed gross inadequacy and unsatisfactory to the educational ingenuity, yearnings and aspirations of the nation. Thus many scholars opined that this formal educations was parochial, elitist, regurgitate and irresponsive to the need and aspirations of the Nigerian society (Uwaifo & Uddin, 2009).

In view of these, an effort to put quality into the Nigerian Education resulted in instituting a well define educational system that will be instrumental in affecting national development. It is believed that ―education goals in terms of its relevance to the need of the individual as well as in terms of the kind of society desired in relation to the environment and realities of the modern world and rapid social changes should be clearly set out (National Policy on Education, 2004).

In Nigeria, the organized guidance started in 1959 at St. Theresa’s College, Oke Ado in Ibadan by some Reverend Sisters, out of concern for the products of their school. These Reverend Sisters were aware of the importance of guidance and counseling services in creating job awareness to their out–going students. The innovation was highly welcomed by the society because in later years this group of people, though not trained counselors, organized career talks, seminars and workshops for the class five students.

Afterwards, the vocational guidance services spread to other public secondary schools outsides Ibadan and across the entire Nigeria. Officials from the ministry of education became interested in these organized services that this group of career advisers was invited to provide career talks and workshop for teachers and career masters. Later, the career advisers became a national issue.

As to make the Nigerian youth to meet up with the challenges of the global trend in technological advancement and by acquiring the relevant skills needed through the assistances from career counselors in school. Guidance and counseling services has become an integral and essential component of Nigerian educational process for all students as they progress through the educational system. According to (Egbochukwu, 2008) the aims of school guidance and counseling services, which are base on a developmental hierarchy, are to provide student, with opportunities to:

  1. Develop knowledge and appreciation of themselves and others.
  2. Develop relationship skills, ethical standards and a sense of responsibilities.

iii. Acquire skills and attitude necessary to develop educational goals which are suited to their needs, interest and abilities, and

  1. Acquire information that would enable them to make decisions about life and career opportunities

Today, the services has gained prominence in the Nigerian educational system and many are becoming interested in counseling the youths especially students in making wise educational, vocational and social decisions. Counseling Service is one of the recent disciplines introduced into Nigerian Educational system. With the current trends in technological development and globalization, it has become imperative to refocus counseling and widen its scope to meet with the challenges of the modern society especially in Nigerian secondary schools. According to Olowu (2011) counseling is an interpersonal relationship in which one person attempts to help another person to understand and cope with his problems in the area of education, vocation and family relationship.

To ensure that this discipline, counseling wears a national outlook, the National Policy on Education (2008) made it clear that counseling services should be rendered to students in schools. The aforementioned policy document noted that in view of the apparent ignorance of many young people about career prospects and in view of personality maladjustment among school children, career officers and counselors will be appointed in post primary institutions (Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2008).

The above citation gives an idea that all students in the school system should benefit from counseling services. The counseling services became widely recognized as an important aspect of educational services. It was to fulfill the Nigeria government policy and as a way of implementing the policy statement, professional counselors are posted to virtually all the post–primary schools in Nigeria. The policy provision has been encouraging but appears to run short of many processes as well as the problem of implementation.

The guidance counselor are expected to render counseling services which according to Ifelunni, (2007) include orientation, information appraisal, placement, referral, fellowship and evaluation. The services are not only to ensure quality in education, but also to help individuals acquire the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to identify opinions, explore alternatives and succeed in life. Nwaokolo, (2006) noted that when counselors perform their expected duties in the school setting, then the students will be satisfied as their different academic, vocational, social and personal life aspirations are fulfilled.

School guidance and counseling programmes have therefore been introduced to assist students overcome the number of challenges they experience at home and at school. Nziramasanga (2009) stated that because of many pressures imposed on the family, parents tend to have little time with their children to give them the necessary guidance. The parents expect the school to provide solutions to the indiscipline in secondary schools caused by their children. UNESCO (2002:2) adds that “African adults have become more concerned with earning money and are less occupied with many traditional practices that formerly contributed to the upbringing of young people”. Rapid sociological changes emanating from modernization and urbanization stress students.

PROJECT TOPIC- NEED FOR GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING SERVICES IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ABKALIKI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EBONYI STATE

Statement of the Problem

Guidance and counseling services have been introduced in some secondary schools in Ebony State of Nigeria since her creation but the fact has been that it is not effective, while some of the schools only give in-service to this nationally recognized programme. Guidance counselors are professional posted to schools to render the guidance and counseling services in some of the school. Most of the secondary schools in the state have no guidance counselors at all, while the few that can be found in a few schools have been assigned teaching subjects.

The result of this negative attitude towards, guidance and counseling is that most of the secondary school students in the study area have been deprived of the valuable services which the programme offers to students in educational institutions in Nigeria and elsewhere in the world. Such services which includes;

In spite of the implementation of guidance and counseling in public secondary schools especially in Abakaliki LGA, indiscipline issues still exist. It has been observed that the school children have bad manners, contempt for authority, and disrespect for older people. It is common to hear parents, teachers and church leaders blaming each other, for failing to teach young people to be well behaved. Many parents have abandoned the teaching of their children which they have entrusted to the teachers. It is upon these backdrops that the researcher sought to investigate the need for guidance and counseling service in secondary schools in Abakaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Purpose of the study

The main purpose of this study is to determine the need for guidance and counseling services in secondary schools in Abkaliki Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. Specifically, the study sought to:

  1. Determine how counseling services help students’ achievement in secondary school in Abakaliki L.G.A. of Ebonyi State.
  2. Determine how information services help students’ achievement in secondary school in Abakaliki L.G.A. of Ebonyi State.
  • Ascertain how placement services help students’ achievement in secondary school in Abakaliki L.G.A. of Ebonyi State.
  1. Determine how orientation services help students’ achievement in secondary school in Abakaliki L.G.A. of Ebonyi State.

Significance of the Study

PROJECT TOPIC- NEED FOR GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING SERVICES IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ABKALIKI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EBONYI STATE

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