Prospects and Problems of Counselling Programmes in Universal Basic Education in Ilorin, Nigeria


This study investigated secondary school principals’ perception of the problems and prospects of counselling programmes in Universal Basic Education (UBE) in Ilorin metropolis. A total of 200 respondents participated in the study. The major instrument used in collecting data was titled “Problems and Prospects of counselling in UBE Questionnaire” (PPCUBEQ). Data were analysed using percentages, means, frequency counts, ANOVA and t-test statistical tools. The null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 alpha level. The study shows that there were no significant differences in the respondent’s perception of the problems of counselling in UBE on the basis of gender. However, a significant difference was found on the basis of educational qualification and length of service experience. Respondents did not differ in their perception of the prospects of on the basis of gender, educational qualification and length of years in service. It is, therefore, recommended that counsellors should organise enlightenment programmes for principals on the importance of counselling.




Counselling, Universal Basic Education, Nigeria