Professional Guidance and Counselling for Open and Distance Learning Students in Nigeria
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Unit for Distance Education, Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria.
The main focus of this article is to point out the relevance of professional guidance and counselling services in Distance Learning programmes in Nigeria. An in-depth description of these services and the benefits Distance Learning students can derive from accessing them is presented. In addition, the authors adapted a conceptual model to accentuate the expected output of professional counselling services. The purpose of this model is to present a clear explanation of the fact that adequate provision of professional counselling services will lead to the improved school, workplace and family environment. It is expected that this will lead to good behaviour and improved academic performance, invariably creating a safe school, out of school and workplace environment for OD students. Recommendations include the creation of awareness programmes through online seminars and workshops to educate ODL students on various ways to access guidance and counselling services
Professional counsellors , Guidance and counselling services , Conventional school setting , Open and Distance Learning (ODL) , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education
Ahimie, B. Ikuburuju-Orola, A. Oizimende, P. (2020). Professional Guidance and Counselling for Open and Distance Learning Students in Nigeria. Teacher Education Through Flexible Learning (TETFLE) 2: 133-151.