The purpose of this study was to find the impact of guidance
services on secondary school students; a case study of Okitipupa Local
Government Area of Ondo State. The research study was also aimed at
ascertaining whether the career guidance services are not adequate in the
selected secondary schools. In carrying out the study, a questionnaire designed
by the researcher was used to collect information from one hundred (100)
respondents comprising of students on the selected schools. The data collected
from the students were analyzed and interpreted.
TABLE OF CONTENT
Background to the study
Statement of the study
Purpose of the study
Significance of the study
Scope of the study
Definition of terms
Review of related literature
Population of the study
Sample of the study
Procedure for data collection
Method of data analysis
Data analysis, interpretation
and discussion of results
Summary, Conclusion and
Suggestion for further
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The innovative aspect of the new secondary educational programme is the
importance attained to guidance services. Every day, every one of us encounters
life situations, which call for thought, opinion making, decision making and
action. Some of our experiences are familiar, some novel, some are casual, some
of extreme importance. Everything we do, every decision we make and course of
action we take is based on our held belief, attitude and values. Students do
ponder over what and how to thin, believe and behave so often what goes on in
the classroom is irrelevant and remove from the red things that are going on
students lives, there daily encounter with friends with strangers, with peers,
with authority figures, the social and academic tasks that display their egos.
The main objectives of guidance, and counselling at this level of educations is
to make available psychological process of helping an individuals to achieve
self-realization, self-decision, understanding and mental balance necessary to
make the maximum adjustment in the school. No doubt a judicious application of
guidance and counselling will foster education decisions, which might lead to a
better future career. The problem of the students are regards curriculum or
choice is akin to the analogy where a client or (students) is regarded as a
traveler heating for a predetermined destination. On getting to a cross road he
becomes confused, but luckily he find a good Samaritan (helper) who shows him
the way. According to him, the Samaritan has performed the task of guidance, if
the helper goes further on the requests of the traveler, the helper enumerate
the likely problems, hurdles or obstacles to be encountered in the road and
possible solutions, he has done the job of a counsellor.
The student should be seen as a traveler at a cross road who needs the help of
a guide. If he is fortunate, he finds solution to his problem, otherwise he
gets confused and because frustrated the more. Although school guidance and
counselling is an integral part of education obtained in the western world. It
is still very new in Nigeria. It has not yet gained prominence because of many
factors in Nigeria until recently. As there were changes in education and
social systems brought about by urbanization and industrializations. Then many
of our educational started to stress the need for guidance services as an
integral part of our educational system. In Nigeria, students select their
subject of choice in their senior secondary school years. In preparation for
the senior secondary certificate examination. The choice of their subjects is
solely handled by the students without adequate information about the world of
Flanayan. If secondary education is to be relevant to the needs of the students
it is essentially that the students be assisted in selecting curricular at an
OF THE PROBLEM
Some students choose subject hazardously and indiscriminately, simply because
they feel they are good in themselves, without taking their desired professions
into considerations, thus, at the end of their examination they have chosen the
wrong choice of subject combinations. There are some also who do not know the
requirement or the type of subject one could pass before being admitted for
specific course such as medicine, pharmacy, law and others.
OF THE STUDY
The purpose of this study is to find out the impact of guidance services in
secondary school students. It is also to examine the position of guidance and
counselling services in Nigeria education system especially the 6-3-3-4 system
of education in order to suggest solutions to the problem based on the findings
of the research.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
Since students in secondary school are mainly adolescent, they are conscious of
the fact that they are approaching adult status, yet they are unsure of
themselves as a result of this, they need guidance services in order to
facilitate the adolescents academic success, to help them in the better
understanding of their strengths and limitations to identify reality goals.
The following research questions were raised in other to assist investigation.
1. Do you have guidance
counsellor in your schools?
2. Did most of your
school teachers have a guide habit to the students?
3. Do guidance
counselling help to influence the students morally?
4. Do students
disregard the guidance counsellor in your school?
1.6 SCOPE OF
In the research of this study, the researcher intends to cover five selected
senior secondary school students in a case study of Okitipupa Local Government
Area of Ondo State with respondents made up of teenagers of senior secondary
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Impact: Here, impact is strong
impression or effect, of guidance and counseling on students career choice.
Career: In this contest, career
simply means the sequence of occupations, vocation, job and aspiration that one
goes through, throughout ones working life.
Guidance: Guidance is derived
from the word guide. It is the assistance rendered to an individual in making
him or her understand himself and what is capable of doing.
Counselling: This is concerned
with creating opportunity and suitable environment for the persona, social,
education and vocational development. It deals with the effective side of the
individual based attitudes about the value and worth of human being.
Value: value deals with the
quality of being useful or important. It also belief about what is right or
wrong and what is important for human in life.
Techniques: Techniques has to
do with the act of improving a lot over a particular skill, especially one in
which you have to learn special skills. Techniques help the students by
developing morally and intellectually.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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