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The Influence of Sex, Experience and School Ownership on Counsellors’ Awareness of Comprehensive Guidance and Counselling Programmes in Edo and Delta States of Nigeria

J.S Imonikhe, O Aluede

Abstract


Comprehensive guidance and counselling programme (CGCP) is 21st century school delivery system that emphasizes school guidance curriculum, individual student planning, responsive counselling services and system support services. It is developmental, proactive and preventive as opposed to the traditional approach that is crisis-oriented and reactive. This study sought to survey counsellors’ awareness of CGCP. Specifically, this study investigated the influence of sex, working experience, and school ownership on counsellors’ awareness of school comprehensive guidance and counselling programme in Edo and Delta states. The study elicited information from 128 practicing school counsellors in public and private schools in Edo and Delta states. Data were obtained through school counsellors’ awareness of school comprehensive guidance and counselling questionnaire (SCASCGCPQ). Results showed that sex and school ownership do not have influence on counsellors’ level of awareness of school comprehensive guidance and counselling programme; while length of working experience had influence on counsellors’ level of awareness of school comprehensive guidance and counseling programme.



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