The management of guidance and counselling department in secondary schools in Kisii District: problems and challenges
Abdulmajid, Leila Kyee
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The purpose of the research was to investigate the problems and challenges faced by schools in the management of guidance and counselling departments. The study focused on the target population of 12 schools out of 126. The respondents were 12 teacher counsellors from the selected schools in the district.' The method used to get the sample population was the stratified technique because of the different categories of schools in Kisii District. The schools selected were then randomly sampled to reach the 12 schools for the study. The instruments the researcher used was a teacher counsellor questionnaire that aimed at getting to know how the G/C department is managed in the school and what problems the teacher counsellors undergo. The data anaIysed revealed that the G/Cteachers do have a lot of problems lchallenges that they face. These problems range from lack of facilities, G/C materials, untrained personnel and lack of time for planned activities. The study thus recommends teacher counsellors should be professionally trained, MOEST to have a policy that requires a vote head for G/C in schools and T.S.C to set a specific number of teaching workload for G/C teachers.