Biographical Data Out of the 200 students sampled 17889 were below twenty five

Biographical data out of the 200 students sampled

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Biographical Data Out of the 200 students sampled, 178(89%) were below twenty-five years. Twenty (20) students (10%) were between were between twenty-five (25) and thirty-five (35) years. Two students did not indicate their ages. The ages indicate that most of the students were between late adolescence and young adulthood with a few of them being adults. In terms of gender, there were 108 males, constituting 54% of the total sample. There were also 88 females, representing 44% of the total. Only four persons did not indicate gender. The reason for the males out-numbering females is that the college is a Science and French institution. In Ghana, very few females offer science at the senior high school level. The general class has been maintained in Wesley College of Education because of visually impaired students.
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50 Table 2: Major Problems Guidance and Counselling Faced Item Not At All True Not True True Very True Missing Total Freq(%) Freq(%) Freq(%) Freq (%) Freq (%) Freq (%) I know who the counsellor is At orientation 86 (43) 44 (22) 50 (25) 42 (21) 31 (15.5) 69 (34.5) 33 (16.5) 43 (21.5) - 2 (1) 200 (100) 200 (100) students are informed about the services The college counsellor can 13 (3.5) 17(8.5) 31 (15.5) 15 (7.5) 124 (62) 200 (100) freely be approached The counsellor keeps discussions 52 (26) 48 (24) 65 (32.5) 32 (16) 3 (1.5) 200 (100) with students confidential The counsellor counsels in his 58 (29) 70 (35) 29 (14.5) 35 (17.5) 8 (4) 200 (100) office. Counselling takes 87 (43.5) 72 (36) 28 (14) 9 (4.5) 4 (2) 200 (100) place under trees The counsellor 101(50.5) 64 (32) 23 (11.5) 9 (4.5) 3 (1.5) 200 (100) meets students for counselling at the Assembly Hall I am aware of the 113 (56.5) 63(31.5) 15 (7.5) 5 (2.5) 4 (2) 200 (100) coun sellor’s schedule The counsellor 70 (35) 58 (29) 48 (24) 14 (7) 10 (5) 200 (100) works with other members of staff The counsellor interacts well with 15 (7.5) 14(7) 20 (10) 15 (7.5) 136 (68) 200 (100) everybody
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51 Research Question One: What major problems did Guidance and Counselling face in the college? The responses to the Research Question have been provided in Table 2. For the purpose of the discussion, Not At All True and Not True have been collapsed into Not True. True and Very true have also been collapsed into True. It can be seen from Table 2 that majority of the students did not know who the counsellor is. One hundred and thirty- six students representing 68% said they did not know the counsellor. To the item that asked if students were told at orientation about the Guidance services in the college, 112 (56%) respondents said it is True but 86 (43%) said it was Not True. To the item that asked whether the counsellor is affable or not, 30 st udents’ constituting 15% said it was not true, 46 (23%) said it is True but a whopping 124 (62%) of the respondents were undecided (Missing System). The Missing System may represent either the students who have not gone to the counsellor before or those who did not know the counsellor at all. As to whether or not the counsellor kept discussions confidential, it was almost a 50/50response since 100 (50%) responded Not True and 97 (48.5) responded that it was True. Majority of the respondents (64%) circled Not True to the item that said the counsellor counsells in his office. A whooping 176 (88%) of the students indicated that they did not know of the counsellor’s fixed time schedule. Also, 128 (64%) of the respondents indicated that it
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