The study investigated the perception of counsellors’ leadership role in the sustainability of secondary education. The study adopted descriptive survey. Five public and two private schools were randomly selected from each local government of the II local government areas in Ibadan. 163 Counsellors were randomly selected from the public schools and 44 from the private schools, making a total of 207. Three hypotheses were postulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. Data were collected with the use of Guidance and Counsellor Leadership Roles Questionnaire (GCLRQ) á = 0.82 and analysed with t-test. The findings revealed that there was no difference in the way both public and private schools counsellors perceived their leadership roles. Also no significant difference was found between the male and female counsellors while there was difference in their perception based on their experience. The findings will help education stakeholders to give counsellors the free hand to perform their leadership role to sustain secondary education.