Guidance Services among Colleges of Education in Ghana: A Case Study at Wesley College of Education, Kumasi, Ghana
Keywords:Guidance, Counselling, College Counsellor, Late adolescent, Early/young adult
AbstractGuidance and counselling have captured the attention of students, administrators and heads of institutions in Ghana in order to create supportive and meaningful environment. This study employed descriptive survey designed to assess the guidance and counselling programme offered at Wesley College of Education. The guidance services considered were information and counselling services. Stratified random sampling technique, employing questionnaire in a form of Likert type was used to gather data from the 200 selected students at Wesley College of Education. Cronbach’s Alpha was used to determine the internal consistency of the instrument. The results of the analysis indicated that the guidance programme faced such problems as some students not knowing the counsellor; students not being informed about the services available in the college; the counsellor not keeping some discussions with students confidential; no counselling room; no fixed counselling schedule; the counsellor not working with other tutors and lack of administrative support. Based on the findings, it was recommended that the college counsellor studied the needs of students so as to plan and implement relevant guidance programme in the college. He could form a guidance and counselling committee to help him in his work and also update his knowledge and skills, and put up good attitude in order to attract students for help. Administrative support could also help to make the counsellor’s work effective.
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