Career Guidance Services in Public Senior Secondary Schools in Kano, Nigeria

  • Isa Ado Abubakar

Abstract

The study examines career guidance services provided by school counsellors in secondary schools in Kano state. The study used 387 sample respondents drawn through purposive sampling from randomly selected schools.  Questionnaire instrument with satisfactory psychometric properties was employed in data collection process. The results show that school counsellors assist students to identify their strength, abilities and learning style, help students to make appropriate career pathway selection, set educational and career goals, search for information about careers and work choices.  However, school counsellors underperform in helping students to make future educational planning, college selection and placement. Moreover, no significant difference was found among gender excepts in educational Planning, college selection and placement with female students having better educational planning, college selection and placement. It is concluded that the school counsellors play greatly in the area of career decision making, goal setting and personal awareness. However, it is recommended that school counsellors should improve services involving future educational planning, college selection and placement.

Published
2019-12-27
How to Cite
ABUBAKAR, Isa Ado. Career Guidance Services in Public Senior Secondary Schools in Kano, Nigeria. Asian Journal of University Education, [S.l.], v. 15, n. 2, p. 27-35, dec. 2019. ISSN 2600-9749. Available at: <https://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/AJUE/article/view/7554>. Date accessed: 27 may 2024. doi: https://doi.org/10.24191/ajue.v15i2.7554.