Edo Journal of Counselling

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The role of counselling as a tool in addressing adult students’ need

CE Igbafe


This paper examined the role counselling plays as a tool in addressing the adult student need. Adult students are faced with challenges, sometimes complex in nature due to the multiple roles they play in life. Coming to education can be scary, the assignments, examinations, sitting in class hours taking lecture notes instead of making money to fend for the dependents, poor study habits skills and exhaustion which impact on their success. Some administrators of adult and non-formal education have for long neglected the application of counselling to their program. The objective of this paper is therefore to highlight these challenges, the role counselling plays in assisting its clients to resolve their needs.

Key words: Adult students, Adult education, Challenges, Counselling
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