Counselling needs of students involved in indiscipline as expressed by secondary school teachers in Ilorin Metropolis, Nigeria
Indiscipline among secondary school students in Nigeria has become a major challenge which requires a scientific study and counselling intervention. This study therefore examined the counselling needs of students involved in indiscipline as expressed by teachers. The descriptive
research design was adopted and a simple random sampling technique was employed in selecting the respondents for the study. Data analysis was carried out using descriptive and inferential statistics. The hypotheses generated were tested at 0.05 alpha level. The main findings revealed that students who are involved in indiscipline require counselling in areas of
compliance with school rules and regulations and obedience to the school authorities. The results also showed that there was no significant difference in the counselling needs of secondary school students involved in indiscipline as expressed by secondary school teachers based on gender and school type. However, a significant difference was found in the respondents’ views based on years of professional experience. Based on the findings, it was recommended that, secondary schools should ensure availability of guidance and counselling services and facilities. In addition, there is a real need for parents and teachers to actively participate in educating students on ethical behaviours as this will ensure the reduction of indiscipline in schools.
Keywords: Counselling Needs, Indiscipline and Metropolis.