ASSESSMENT OF IMPLEMENTATION OF GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING PROGRAMMES IN POST-PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN ANAMBRA STATE
The study assessed the implementation of guidance and counselling programmes in public post-primary schools in Anambra state. Four research questions and four null hypotheses guided the study. Conceptual, theoretical and empirical studies were reviewed. The study adopted evaluative research design. The population of the study consisted of 124 Professional Counsellors in schools in Anambra. There was no sampling and sampling technique as the entire population was studied due to small and manageable size. A structured self questionnaire was used for data collection. The questionnaire was subjected to face and content validation. Reliability mean of 0.74 was established using Cronbach Alpha. Data collected were analyzed using mean, standard deviation and t-test. The results of the study revealed that guidance counsellors in public post-primary schools implement orientation, career convention, teachers’ forum and leadership training programmes to a great extent. The study also found that there is no significant difference between urban and rural guidance counsellors in the implementation of orientation, career convention, teachers’ forum and leadership training programmes in post-primary schools in Anambra State. It was recommended among others that government should formulate and implement policy measures or programmes that could help in seeing that guidance counsellors are always updated, in relations to the fast growing society. For this could help in maintaining their output in guidance and counselling programmes in post-primary schools. Finally, limitations of the study and suggestions for further research were highlighted.