Eberechukwu Francisca Chigbu, Bala Albert Suleh, Grace Chinyere Nnadi, Blessing Obianuju Mokwelu


The study investigated the integration of digital technologies for employability and the global competitiveness of professional counsellors in Imo state. Three research questions and one hypothesis formulated to guide the study were tested at .05 level of significance. The study adopted a descriptive research design. The population of the study consisted of 330 professional counsellors from Imo state. The instrument used for the data was a 15-item questionnaire. The instrument was validated by three experts, one from the field of measurement and evaluation and two from Guidance and Counselling all from the Faculty of Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Mean, standard deviation and chi-square were used for data analysis. The study revealed, among others, that the available digital technologies used by professional counsellors are telephone, video conferencing, WhatsApp, smartphones and computer games. It was also revealed that there is a significant influence of integration of digital technology on global competitiveness among professional counsellors in Imo state. The study recommended, among others, that government should also provide a training opportunity for counselors on ICT awareness as social network technologies are vital for counselling services.


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