Welcome address Welcome to the Department of Guidance and Counselling. The Department offers a wide variety of skills acquisition in the field of counseling psychology both at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The programmes offered in the Department particularly at the postgraduate level have the primary objective of producing psychologists and behaviour change agents who are competent in meeting the challenges of the 21st The production of scientists — century and beyond. The clinical — practicum services of the Department include the assessment and management of educational, social and behavioural problems in individuals, groups and communities.
Nigerians are known to be their brothers, keepers who feel concerned in seeking means of helping one another out of problem situations. The instruments of helping people to overcome their social, personal educational and occupational problems are the priests, teachers, principals, elders, fortune tellers, priests, imams, title holders and friends.
|Search form||This is because, once the people hearts their sounds, everyone pays attentions, listen alternatively, because important information laws, policies and relations are usually made through such means. These traditional modes of communicating have been very successful ingredients for guidance within our society.|
|School Counselors and Students with Special Needs - Education Bug||It can also be thought of as a process in which a person is helped to explore the situation and find solution or answers for a problem.|
These changes have rendered the traditional guidance mechanism grossly inadequate. For examples, as far back asrepresentatives form the ministry of labour were sent to Bendel state then part of the western region to give talks to form five students on careers and History of guidiance and counselling in choice.
It is generally accepted that in Nigeria, the organized or formal counseling started in at St. Consequently, the sisters invited twenty educated people from the Ibadan community who where in different professions and therefore knew more about the emerging world of work than the students and the sisters.
This were to advice the sisters on how to place sixty of their out-going students of that year in various jobs. Fifty four out of the sixty students benefited from the expert advice latter in came together to form the Ibadan careers council.
Some other careers councils of cities sprang up in different parts of the country Enugu, kano, kaduan etc which latter emerged to form the nucleus of the Nigerian careers council published a journal known as CAREERS.
Another significant event that boosted the spread and development of guidance in Nigeria was a visit to Sweden, France and U.
A in by standardized psychological tests used for counseling in Nigeria. Consequent upon the various guidance activities going on in various parts of the country, a guidance and career unit was established by the federal ministry of education in directed by education officers.
The unit was temporarily suspended as a result of civil war in Nigeria in Inthe then Midwest now Bendel ministry of education set up a committee on the issue of counseling in the secondary schools within the state. The implementation lingered till when an inspector of education was appointed to take responsibility for vocational and education guidance in the state secondary schools.
Adugbo reveals that bythere was scarcely any secondary school in bendel state without a career master mistress even though many of them were in active. By the late s the governments had already recognized the importance of guidance and counseling in the educational, economic and social life of the nation.
In the 3rd national development planemphasis was laid on the need for guidance and counseling in order to achieve the man power needs of the nation.
The government realized that for education to be complete, the beneficiaries must have a good sense of self fulfillment. This was similarly re-echoed in the National policy on education that in the view of the apparent ignorance of many young people about careers prospects, and in view of personality maladjustment among school children careers officers and counselors will be appointed in post-primary institutions.
Since qualified personnel in this category is scarce, government will continue to make provisions for the training of interested teachers in guidance and counseling. They further recommended that proper guidance and counseling was of fundamental importance and that many Nigerian teachers be trained in vocational guidance since each comprehensive school would have at least one guidance officer.
Almost in line with the groups recommendations for school adapting to the needs of the child and society through comprehensive secondary schools, the Aiyetoro comprehensive high school was established in as a demonstration school.
The story of the history and development of guidance in Nigeria would be incomplete without mentioning the establishment and contribution of the test development and research office TEDRO a branch of the West African examination council WAEC TEDRO was established in December, charged with the construction and analysis of psychometric instruments.
When established, its functions were stated as follows. The development and administration of manpower selection tests for educational governmental, industrial and commercial use, ii.
The development of guidance techniques and tests for use in schools and other government institutions. To conduct and encourage basic and applied research to further the improvement of manpower selection, guidance and other related educational problems.
TEDRO development up to twenty-one internationally standardized aptitude tests adapted to the Nigerian and West African conditions used for various selections into technical skilled jobs, mechanical oriented jobs, clerical jobs and evaluation of academic performance at secondary and commercial levels.
Many schools, ministries and organization used the TEDRO test to counsel their students, workers for various courses of study and jobs. For example, the Aiyetoro comprehensive high school for screening and streaming of students the then western state ministry of education for lower forms of all secondary institutions in the state.
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The role of a school guidance counselor is to work with students and parents to help guide students' academic, behavioral and social growth. Individuals in this field work in elementary, middle and high schools. This article will tell you more about the role of school guidance counselors.
PHILOSOPHY The main problem inhibiting educational development in Nigeria since independence has been the problem of limited access provided by the existing institutions in spite of an increasing demand for places in existing institutions. The nine national standards for school counseling defined in § and § of this policy link the comprehensive and developmental guidance and counseling program to the county/school academic mission by promoting national, state and local education goals, by making the school counseling program an integral part of the total.
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