is aimed at identifying the possible needs for the establishment of counseling
centers in Primary Schools in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State.
instrument used for collection of data’s or information in this research is
mainly the questionnaire. The questionnaire was administered to one
hundred and twenty respondents selected randomly in Egor Local Government Area.
To test the
validity of the stated hypothesis from their responses it was discovered that
many at their respondents are of the opinion that there should be counseling
centers in primary schools in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State.
findings were also made in this research which will be benefit to the
establishment of counseling centers. This includes the fact that
counseling centers will be of great benefit of pupil, teachers, parents
government and society in general.
conclusion the presence of counseling centers in primary school will help to
solve some of the problems facing the teacher’s pupils relationship, discipline
moral and the standard of education in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State.
1.1 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 primary 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
to Downing (1992) guidance is the assistance given to enable a person gain
clarification of the essence of this like. The essense 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 development.
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.
1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
center is essential to all levels of education unfortunately there has been no
record of any counseling centres in primary school in Egor Local Government
Area of Edo State. Due to this development, the pupils cannot identify
their talents because of lack of counseling. Furthermore many pupils do
not know the importance of education and the work around them and therefore,
they do not take their environment seriously.
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 pupils
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
1.3 PURPOSE OF STUDY
purpose of this study is to tined out the need for counseling centers in
primary schools in Egor 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 primary schools in
Egor Local Government Area of Edo State before now.
Accordingly, this study will also investigate and identify other problems
facing implementation of counseling centers in Egor Local Government Area of
Edo State and makes appropriate recommendation to the authorities.
1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
is significant for the following reasons in primary schools in Egor 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 primary schools in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State.
is also paramount, as it will help to fine out the individual problems of
pupils, thereby helping them to overcome these problems and enhance effective
teaching and learning. It will be of great importance to the pupils,
teachers, parents, society, counselors, constituted authorities and many
others. It will also help to create good morals in the pupils 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 pupils who may have had a
number of complex problems associated with their careers.
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 primary schools
in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State.
1.5 SCOPE OF THE STUDY
was carried out in some elected primary school in Egor Local Government Area of
schools does includes:
1. Ezor Primary school
2. Uwelu Primary School
3. Eweka Primary School
4. Standard Primary School
5. Blessed At. Paul memorial school
6. Step Forward group of school
7. New Discovery group of school
8. O.L.A Primary School
9. Emota Primary School
10. Adesuwa Primary School
investigation covered primary school pupils from primary 4 – 6 using at least
one hundred (100) students randomly selected from each of the classes in
different school so selected.
some homes in Egor Local Government Area was also visited.
1. would there be need for
counseling center in primary school?
2. will the provision of counseling
center in primary school’s be at great help to parents and teachers?
3. is the establishment of
counseling units in primary schools of ny benefit to teachers?
4. will counseling centers in
primary schools help pupils?
5. is counseling centers in primary
schools of great help to government?
DEFINITION TO TERMS
– is the act of listening to people and giving them support to their problem.
Centers – a
place certain activities are carried out
some one who uses the services of a professional person or organization
Implementation – to take active or make changes that you have officially leaded
the powers you have because of your official position or because of people
respect four knowledge and experience.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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