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Title: Factors Militating Agaisnt the Effectiveness of Guidance and Counselling Programmes in Secondary Schools,A Case of Bureti Division-Kenya
Authors: Otwori, Daniel,Atuke
Keywords: Guidance and counselling
Issue Date: Jul-2005
Publisher: Egerton University
Abstract: There is ample evidence that majority of the students terminate their schooling after graduating front secondary school because they are poorly equipped with decision making skills which were supposed to facilitate their decision from school to the world of work accompanied by social. political and economic problems. 'l‘hc main purpose ofthis study was to establish the factors that militate against the effectiveness of guidance and counselling programmes in secondary schools in Bureti district. The study looked into the problems facing guidance and counseling programmes in secondary school. determinant of the student’s participation in the programmes like age. social economic status of their parents level of parenfs education. religion among others. effects of guidance and counseling programmes in student's educational and career aspiration. The study was a survey design carried out in Bureti division. This design was chosen for this study because it enabled the researcher come up with a large and representative sample from the defined population. Population sample of l25 students out of 5000 was selected at random from l9 public secondary schools within Bureti division. Data was collected using a questionnaire with a reliability coefficient of 0.74 designed by the researcher. Cronbach alpha coefficient was used to determine the reliability (luring the pilot study. Data was analyzed by the use of descriptive statistics as frequencies and percentages were widely used. The research found out that secondary school students were still experiencing pertinent problems despite the existence of guidance and counseling programmes in their respective milieu. lt was also established that guidance and counseling programme has no much influence in determining student's career and education aspirations in secondary schools in Bureti district. The research recommends need for the Ministry of Education to establish follow-up programmes in order to offer continued support, assess and review the effectiveness of guidance and counseling in secondary schools.
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