Roles of School Counselling on Academic Activities of Secondary School Students in Ilorin Metropolis, Kwara State

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African Journal of Science, Technology and Mathematics


The study investigated roles of school counselling on academic activities of secondary school students in Ilorin Metropolis of Kwara State. It also investigated the influence of age, gender, years of experience and school type on the perception of the participants. Descriptive survey was adopted. The sample of 200 secondary school teachers were used. The respondents were selected through purposive and simple random sampling techniques. Instrument for data collection was researchers’ self-designed instrument tagged ‘School Counselling Roles and Academic Activities Questionnaire’ (SCRAAQ). The instrument was validated by experts in measurement and evaluation. Test re-test was used to ascertain the reliability of the instrument. One research question and four hypotheses guided the conduct of the study. Data collected were analysed with mean, t-test and analysis of variance. Findings from the study showed that the respondents perceived that counselling helps students to achieve good academic record, prevents them from dropping out of school, providing information on career options among others. It is recommended that counselling should be taken very serious in schools, counsellors should be employed for counselling only and the counsellors should be given periodic training and re-training for effectiveness



Roes, School counselling, Academic, Activities, Students