The Headmaster Financial support. The guidance and counselling programmes in the schools are very expensive to run. Substantial sums are needed to implement this programme. The head of the school must make sure that there are adequate physical structures and equipment for effective guidance work. A structure may include a well furnished office for the school counsellor and a good ventilated assembly hall for organized guidance talks. For good record- keeping and also to ensure confidentiality of ea 11920
GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING IN EDUCATION students data, equipments like computers and metallic cabinet must be provided by the school. A competent school counsellor. The headmaster of the school should try as much as possible to get a school counsellor to run the guidance programme in the school. The school counsellor will be able to do his work well if his work as a counsellor is well defined for the entire members of staff in the school to know. This will remove or minimize any role conflicts that may arise between members of staff in their efforts to make the guidance programme successful. Informing stakeholders about the objectives and activities of the guidance and counselling programme in the school. The school head will help the stakeholders of the guidance programme to understand the guidance programme better if he is able to explain to them the objectives and what activities are carried out in the programme. For instance the headmaster can use occasions like Open days, Parent Teachers Association meetings, Community festivals or durbars to educate members in the community about the essence of the guidance and counselling programme. When they are well educated about the programme they may see the need to contribute to make the guidance and counselling programme functional. Encouraging the school counsellor to attend workshops. In the face of rapid educational, technological, vocational and social-cultural changes, attending guidance workshops regularly will enable the school counsellor to gain more knowledge and skills in 011201L-3
resolving contemporary issues affecting students The knowledge gained could also be passed on to the guidance team members or the entire teaching staff during inservice training in guidance for staff in the school. This may enable teachers to assist students to deal with their educational, vocational and/or social-personal challenges. Time for group guidance. The head of the school should provide time for guidance on the school time table and see to it that such periods are appropriately utilized. For instance form masters could be made to meet their students on every Wednesday from 7 a.m-7 30 a.m. for some guidance talks. The class teacher The teacher could participate in in-service educational programmes designed to improve the effectiveness of the guidance programme. This will enable him to effectively give educational guidance to students who may approach him for assistance in that regard.
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