A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING SERVICES EFFECT ON SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN IKENNE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

ABSTRACT

The study examined comparative study of guidance and counseling services effect on secondary school students’ academic performance in ikenne local government area, using Ikenne Community Secondary School and Isanbi Comprehensive High School, Mainflower Secondary School, Ilishan High School, Ilishan Remo as th study. More specifically, the study examined the impact of guidance and counseling on students’ academic performance.

The study adopted the survey research design and the purposive sampling technique to select (4) selected public secondary school within the two selected communities (Ikenne and Ilishan) in Ikenne Local Government of Ogun State to give a sample size of 120 students. A well-developed, validated and reliable questionnaire was administered to the respondents to investigate their opinions on how guidance and counseling services and programs affects their academic performance. The data generated from the survey was subjected to descriptive statistics and the squared technique was employed to test the three hypotheses that were formulated.

The results showed that guidance and counseling services are significantly available on the public secondary schools students’ academic performance in ikenne local government area. Furthermore, the results unveiled that guidance and counseling programs has significantly impacted the public secondary schools students’ academic performance. Also, the results revealed that guidance and counseling programs has significantly impacted the public secondary schools students’ academic performance based on the participants’ age and gender.

The study concludes that guidance and counseling services has significant effect on secondary school students’ academic performance in Ikenne Local Government Area.

The study suggested that; Appointing full time counselors in each school should address control assaults and teething problems of students; Guidance programmes should be seriously embedded in the curriculum of secondary schools to enable student understand the length assaults can go on there fellow students; Regional or a nationwide study should be undertaken to give a much broader view of the subject understudy.

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