Penninah Chebon


This papers looks at the perceptions that head teachers and teachers had towards guidance and counselling role in providing school wide interventions to potential dropouts in public primary schools in Ainabkoi Division, Uasin Gishu County, Kenya. This study involved collection of data from selected head teachers and teachers form 11 public primary schools in the division. The head teachers were selected through purposive sampling method while teachers were selected through random sampling method. Data was collected through questionnaire for teachers and interview schedule for head teachers. Data was analysed through descriptive statistics and content analysis for qualitative data. Research findings showed guidance and counselling play a role in providing school-wide intervention to potential dropouts. The teachers believed that guidance and counselling helped in reducing cases of delinquent behaviours, cases of truancy, and absenteeism, working with school administration to reform school environment, providing information to parents about pupils’ progress, providing classroom curriculum and referring pupils to service providers, identifying help for pupils outside school and liaising with parties involved in pupils’ education. The study recommends that teacher counsellors need to improve guidance and counselling programmes to ensure that learners challenges in learning are addressed.


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