The purpose of this research work is to
find out the problems associated in the lack of guidance and counselling
centres in some selected secondary schools of Oredo Local Government Area of
Edo State and proffer solutions to these problems. In the process, the
researcher focused her investigation on the following; the need for guidance
and counselling centres, the problems for the lack of guidance and counselling
centres and the possible ways to solving the problems associated with the lack
of a guidance and counselling centres, and finally the benefits to the society
at large. The instrument used for the research were the questionnaire and oral
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 Recommendation
Suggestion for further studies
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
It would be
of great help to discuss guidance and
counseling and how in how it came into Nigeria. Before taking our mind into the
need for the need of counseling center in secondary school in Edo state, I will
first look into the terms guidance and counseling and could be used separately
and may be exchange, although they are not necessary syndromes guidance is an
umbrella terms for both guidance and Counselling while Counselling is an
essential part of guidance.
authors have claimed that attempt to differentiate between guidance and
Counselling have not met with any notice degree of meaning they went further to
say that differences between them are artificial and that the term could be
Downing (1992) guidance is the assistance given to enable a person gain
clarification of the essence of this like. The essence is a meaningful
selfhood freedom individual, dignity equality of opportunities responsible
citizenship and worthy activity in work and leisure.
to Shertzer and Stone (1996) sees guidance as a process of helping the
individual to understand himself and also come to know that people he interacts
with more deeply. It is also the process of helping individual to
discover his vocational social and psychological potentials and likewise
al (1995) defined counseling as a process which take place in pone-relationship
between as individual faced with problem which he cannot cope with alone, and a
professional worker whose training and experience qualify him to assist other
to arrive at solution interaction that occurs between two individual that is a
counselor and a client or counselee.
to Eduwen (1994) counseling is a contact between a counselor and a counselee to
overcome his crises, on the other hand, guidance and counseling services are
desirable responses to social needs and aspiration.
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
center is essential to all levels of education unfortunately there has been no
record of any counseling centres in secondary school in Oredo Local Government
Area of Edo State. These students cannot identify their talents because
of lack of counseling. Furthermore many students do not know the importance
of education and the work around them and therefore, they do not take their
principals of schools or heads of schools and parents always have the notion
that the essence of education is for the child to acquire knowledge only but
that is not all. The aim of education will be well defined it the
students can out of interest or ambition choose a trade or vocation. The
number of school drop outs, the rate of juvenile delinquency, armed robbing as
well as other social ills such as lack of respect for constituted authorities
and a host of others will continue to increase with absence of counseling
centers in secondary schools.
PURPOSE OF STUDY
purpose of this study is to find out the need for counseling centers in
secondary schools in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State.
also investigate it ignorance of the usefulness of counseling is a major
problem hindering the setting up of counseling centers in secondary schools in
Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State and make appropriate recommendation to
the authorities concerned.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
is significant for the following reasons in secondary schools in Oredo Local
Government Area of Edo State. It will also provide opportunities for the
researcher and others to obtain firsthand information on how counseling centers
will be provided in secondary schools in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo
is also paramount, as it will help to fine out the individual problems of
students , thereby helping them to overcome these problems and enhance
effective teaching and learning. It will be of great importance to the
students , teachers, parents, society, counselors, constituted authorities and many
others. It will also help to create good morals in the students to
know the usefulness of Education and make them work very hard to achieve
success. It will be of huge not appropriate to teachers and
students who may have had a number of complex problems associated with
addition, practicing counseling will enable the teachers to think the result of
this study useful in the discharge of their duties.
researcher hopes that the result or outcome of this study will help the
educational planner to see the need for counseling centers in secondary schools
in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State.
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
was carried out in some selected secondary school in Oredo Local Government
Area of Edo State.
schools does includes:
1. Oredo Secondary school
2. Uwelu Secondary School
3. Eweka Secondary School
4. Standard group of School
5. Blessed At. Paul memorial school
6. Step Forward group of school
investigation covered secondary schools using at least one hundred (100)
students randomly selected from each of the classes in different school so
some homes in Oredo Local Government Area was also visited.
1. Is there need for counselling
center in secondary school?
2. Will the provision of counseling
center in secondary school’s be at great help to parents and teachers?
3. Is the establishment of
counselling units in secondary schools of ny benefit to teachers?
4. Will counselling centers in
secondary schools help students ?
5.Is counselling centers in secondary schools of
great help to government?
DEFINITION TO TERMS
Guidance: Help or
advice that is given to some body by some one with more experiences.
Counseling – The
act of listening to people and giving them support to their problem.
Client – some one
who uses the services of a professional person or organization
Centers – a place
certain activities are carried out
to take active or make changes that you have officially leaded should happen
Authority – the
powers you have because of your official position or because of people respect
four knowledge and experience.
Potential: That can or
Competent: Able to do
some thins well, able to do what is needed.
different, not being like others, keeping things different.
Essential: that must be done.
Juvenile Delinquency: Young person who does wrong.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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