Nigerian Journal of Guidance and Counselling

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Need For Guidance And Counselling Services In Almajiri Schools, Nigeria

M B Bello, A Yusuf, D S Olatunji


Guidance and Counselling services are essential requirement for effective teaching and learning in educational institutions. Almajiri schools are newly created schools designed to bring education to the door steps of a special group of children who had been previously neglected. In view of the importance of Universal Education, this paper examines the need for guidance and counselling services in Almajiri schools in Nigeria. The historical background of Almajiiri schools, the concept of guidance and counselling and the need of guidance and counselling services in Almajiri schools are highlighted the paper. Based on the review, the paper presents strategies for effective integration of students of Almajiri schools into the Nigeria education system in order to promote Universal Education.

Keywords: Almajiri; Inclusive Education; Education for All.

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