The purpose of the study was to investigate the impact of guidance and counseling
programs on the academic achievement of students in Bushenyi District Uganda. The
objectives of the study were; to investigate the counseling needs of students in the
selected secondary schools of Bushenyi District; to asses the school counseling programs
in selected secondary schools of Bushenyi District; and to investigate the relationship
between counseling programs and the academic achievement of students. The methods
used for data collection were questionnaires to the students and teachers plus interviews
to management. Results from the study showed that; planning a career identity,
Combating career stereotyping and understanding the continuing changes of male/female
roles, analyzing the skills and interest that go with particular jobs in preparation for an
effective school-to-work transition, developing positive attitudes through identifying,
prioritizing and evaluating values; understanding and making appropriate decisions
regarding drug/alcohol, tobacco, and use of other harmful substances, developing a
respect for cultural diversity, and learning how to behave responsibly in family, school,
and the community in general are students counseling needs. The counseling programs
available in schools were; Social programs, Vocational development programs,
individual counseling program, ori_entation program, and placement counseling
program. The findings showed that Student counseling improves school attendance,
school behavior of students, students counseling improves students' perception of
school safety and success, counseling programs in school improves students reasoning
capacity, and counseling programs earn higher achievement test scores than students
who attend schools where no such programs are in place. The study recommended that
the Ministry could start by identifying professionals who can conduct studies in schools
and then make recommendations for policy changes that will ensure that more lasting
guidance and counseling programs are established in all schools; also, for guidance and
counseling programs to be effective in Uganda, trained professionals should be.
employed to manage and offer services in schools. Such professionals should also be
provided with relevant facilities arid structural support.
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NTANDA, MWIJUKYE . "The Impact Of Guidance And Counseling Programmes In Schools On The Academic Achievement Of Students In Selected Schools In Bushenyi District" Afribary (2021). Accessed September 28, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/the-impact-of-guidance-and-counseling-programmes-in-schools-on-the-academic-achievement-of-students-in-selected-schools-in-bushenyi-district