Comparative Study

| Published: October 18, 2018

School-Based Policies for Counselling Programme and Effective Ethical standards in Public Secondary Schools in Nigeria

Elizabeth Ngozi Okpalaenwe

Tangaza University College, Institute of Youth Studies, P.O. Box 15055-00509, Nairobi, Kenya Google Scholar More about the auther

, Osuji Gregory Ekene

Marist Polytechnic, P.O Box 104 Emene, Enugu State, Nigeria Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.019/20180604

DOI: 10.25215/0604.019


Many public secondary schools in Nigeria seemly do not have a well-coordinated and effective counselling programme for their learners. Most often the principal appoints any cool-headed or pious teacher to be in charge of the counselling department without proper and adequate training. The teacher assumes this dual responsibility without specific job description. For effective counselling in the best interest of Nigerian learners, a role description for school counsellor within counselling theoretical framework based on American school based policies; be it clinical, eclectic, or client-centre is direly needed in Nigeria. This study addresses the need of school-based policies to enable effective counselling programmes that call for proper implementation and ethical standards in Nigerian public secondary schools to function appropriately. It disclose slack of concrete therapeutic services as the main problem associated with counselling in secondary schools and presents a training and operational model to address this. The study recommends awareness, training, collaboration as well as an up-to-date record keeping of data in order to help students effectively to achieve their desired educational goals and a better quality of life.

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 4, October-December, 2018