Kenya is facing an increasing demand regarding quality of guidance and
counseling programmes for secondary school counselors, counseling has
been de emphasized and priority mainly given to better academic grades
The secondary school counselors seems in adequately trained to meet the
emerging students needs. This is evident with increasing report of
indiscipline and unrest among secondary school students especially the
month of June/July some many schools were closed early. Many
students were involved in serious school riots, cases of student dying for
example upper hill secondary school or dormitories burnt down for
example in st. Angelas in Kitui district (24/8/2008)
The guidance and counseling teachers are either appointees of the
teachers service commission, board of governor or school sponsors, most
of these counselors to some extent are ill equipped to meet students
needs either educational, social and physical needs. They also face
challenges in performing their task like heavy teaching load, and
uncooperative school administrators who are ignorant about counseling.
This study sought to establish challenges faced by secondary school
counselors in Kitui district, and to what extent are they adequately
trained in performing their counseling tasks.
The study was to bring to open the status of secondary school counselors
in regard to challenges they face because of inadequate training. This
was awakening call for the ministry of education to formulate a clear
policy on guidance and counseling program for secondary school
counselors. In order to understand the status of the secondary school
~seior a aescrmtlve study was used. A samole was taken from the
thirty six counselors each from the thirty six secondary schools in Kitui
district. This study used a questionnaire as means of colleting data. The
data was analyzed by descriptive statistics by use of tables, the charts
pie charts and frequency tables.
Findings from the study revealed that secondary school counselors are
inadequately trained and faces a number of challenges which needs to be
Recommendations arising from this study are that; the ministry of
education was to harmonize the training of teacher-counselors and only
trained teacher-counselors should be posted in schools as counselors.
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