Patrick Sarfo Oteng


This study was conducted to investigate the role of guidance and counselling programmes towards effective teaching and learning in Senior High Schools in the Kwabre East Municipality of Ashanti Region of Ghana. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. This study seeks to obtain descriptive and self-reported information from teachers, students and school counselors. The study involved public senior high schools in the Kwabre East Municipality of Ashanti Region of Ghana. A total of 380 participants were selected and used for the study. Questionnaire and interview were the main instrument used for data collection. The researcher used 10 % of the accessible population as the sample size of the study. The questionnaires had open ended and closed-ended items. Data collected was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences [SPSS], version 20. The data was then analyzed using descriptive statistics. (Frequencies and percentage) Data was presented in tables, graphs and charts. Results from the study revealed that majority (54 %) of the students were females while 46 % were males. Most of the students representing (97 %) in the various senior high schools were between the age range of 10-20 years. Appraisal service, counselling service and consultation service were observed to be available as majority of the students agreed to that effect. The results show that majority of the students were not sure that guidance and counselling coordinators provide advice on placement and embark on follow up exercise. It was observed that guidance and counselling coordinators play a major role in prescribing disciplinary actions for students who go contrary to school rules and regulations, given advice on matters relating to students welfare, discipline and morality, counselling students on emotions and behaviour adjustments, provide referral service, assist students in teaching and learning and able to help students develop social skills. The study concludes that the role of guidance and counselling programmes towards effective teaching learning in senior high school is very important in the development of students.

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