The study aimed at investigating whether the service schools give on
guidance and counselling adequately met students’ needs and, if not, what
strategies needed to put in place to improve and make guidance and counselling
services in the school more beneficial.
Adopting the descriptive research design and mainly questionnaire, the
researcher selected 250 respondents from three senior high Schools in the New
Juabeng Municipality of the Eastern Region of Ghana using the stratified
sampling technique. Data were collected using questionnaire and was analysed
using frequencies and percentages.
The main findings were that the type of guidance and counselling services
respondents wanted most and preferred to be included in the service is
counselling, while the least was evaluation. While some of the respondents were
in favour of receiving counselling in the evenings and wanted it at the middle of
the school term, other chose early in the morning before the assembly and wanted
it at the beginning of the term. A majority of the students did not conceive
guidance and counselling as having any good impact on students. Finally, the
point of the majority view was that problems concerning students should be kept
confidential. Also, counselling should be done in a private place and done by a
The study therefore recommends that coordinators should explain and
specify the type of counselling available for students to take advantage of them.
Guidance coordinators should organise regular seminars for their student to
enable them to be more familiar with the purpose of other guidance service
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