An Investigation of Guidance and Counselling Services in Secondary Schools in Mathioya Division of Murang'a District, Kenya
Njagi, Daniel Ireri
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The main purpose of this research project was to investigate guidance and counselling services secondary schools Mathioya Division of Murang'a District. It was investigated by looking into the following aspects. a. Who conducts guidance and counselling secondary schools. b. Do we have trained counsellors in secondary schools c. Schools administration involvement in guidance and counselling. d. Willingness of students to seek help from Help givers. e. Location of guidance and counselling office. The study was conducted in Mathioya Division where 10 secondary schools were selected. Only form 3 and 4 students were used in the study and in total there were 300 students. There were 40 teachers from the selected schools 10 counsellors and 9 head teachers were used. Four questionnaires were developed, one for students, teachers, counsellors and headteachers. The questionnaires were administered and collected by the researcher personally.The findings arrived at after conducting the study are given below: (a) Most of the students were aware of guidance and counselling in their schools, although some of them were unable to express it in writing what guidance and counselling is. (b) Guidance and counselling is provided by several people within a school. These are: counsellors, subject teachers, class teachers, headteachers and invited guests. (c) Majority of the school counsellors are not trained to do the work of counselling. (d) There are more students willing to seek academic help from teachers than they are willing to seek help when faced with personal problems. (e) Students who go to the counsellor for help, only half of them do so voluntarily the rest are either sent by the teachers or the headteacher. (d) Guidance and counselling programme III school faces a number of problems such as: Lack of trained counsellors, lack of time, indifference of the' students towards the programme and many more.