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|Title: ||Improving the status of guidance and counselling at Cape Coast Polytechnic|
|Authors: ||Ansah, James Kwesi|
|Issue Date: ||14-Dec-2001|
|Series/Report no.: ||3391;|
|Abstract: ||The research was undertaken to examine the guidance and counselling programme at Cape Coast Polytechnic. The researcher surveyed the present status of guidance and counselling programmes at the Polytechnic and in particular identified the self-perceived social and personal problems of the polytechnic students. He then determined strategies to be put in place to improve the guidance situation at the polytechnic.
Both published and unpublished studies on students’ problems and the effectiveness of guidance and counselling were viewed. The researcher developed questionnaires for lecturers and students for data collection. Frequencies and percentages were used to analyse data to answer the formulated research questions.
The analysis revealed the following:
1. That eventhough some guidance services were run at Cape Coast Polytechnic, counselling service was not provided at all.
2. Factors which accounted for the non-existence of counselling service included, among others, lack of monetary reward for counselling, nonexistence of official counseling office, and lack of separate offices for lecturers.
3. The students were beset with several problems which could affect their academic performance.
4. The majority of the students desired the services of professional
counselors to help address student problems at the polytechnic.
5. Counselling services provided for Marketing students showed improvement in the students’ attitude towards their academic work, reduction in the students’ ranking of their concern for studies and relations to people, and improvement in the examination results of the students.
Based on the above findings some useful recommendations and suggestions for further studies were made. Prominent among them are:
1. Lecturers must be provided with separate offices.
2. A counselling centre must be provided
3. Financial reward must be given to lecturers for engaging in counselling
4. Professional counselors must be employed to man the counselling centre|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted to the School of Graduate Studies,
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, in partial
fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Arts degree, 2001|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Arts and Social Sciences|
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