IJEDST 2017 Volume 5 Issue 12

International Journal of Education, Development, Society and Technology (IJEDST) ISSN: 2321 – 7537

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Teachers’ Perceptions of Secondary School Students’ Mathematics Guidance and Counselling Needs in Ebonyi State.  Otubo, Francis Ato and Nwigboji, Emmanuel Chikodi.  IJEDST (2017), 5(12):128-135

Title:
Teachers’ Perceptions of Secondary School Students’ Mathematics Guidance and Counselling Needs in Ebonyi State

Authors & Affiliation:
Otubo, Francis Ato1 and Nwigboji, Emmanuel Chikodi2
1 Department of Educational Foundations, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.
2 Department of Science Education, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.

ABSTRACT:
Persistent poor performance in mathematics by students has continued to curtail their admission into strategic professional courses at Nigerian colleges of education, polytechnics and universities. Basically, mathematics teachers hold the key information necessary for identifying pertinent guidance and counselling needs related to students’ achievement in the subject. Therefore, to facilitate school counsellors’ role in providing comprehensive mathematics counselling services to students, this study sought to assess teachers’ perceptions of students’ mathematics guidance and counselling needs in secondary schools in Ebonyi State. Descriptive survey research design was used for the study. The sample for the study consisted of 120 mathematics teachers drawn from 40 public secondary schools in Ebonyi State. Questionnaires were used to obtain the required data. The findings indicated that secondary school students needed mathematics guidance and counselling services regarding attitude, study habits and test orientation. So, it was recommended among others mathematics teachers should be engaged to regularly give lectures to students concerning attitude, study habits and test orientation in order to enhance students’ achievement in mathematics.

Keywords: Teachers’ Perceptions, Secondary School Students’, Mathematics Guidance and Counselling Needs.