Counsellor Trainees’ Views about Practicum Exercises in the Guidance and Counselling Programme of the Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria

  •  Grace Akpochafo    


The study investigated counsellor trainees’ views of practicum exercise in Guidance and Counselling programme in Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria. To guide the study, four research questions were raised and one hypothesis formulated. The study is a descriptive survey which utilized the ex-post facto design. The population was made up of all guidance and counselling students who had done the practicum exercise in the 2017 Sandwich contact. A sample of 35 students was used and this was drawn using purposive sampling technique. The instrument used for data collection was the questionnaire which was valid and had a reliability index of 0.74. The data was analysed using mean, standard deviation and t-test for the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The findings revealed that students gained competencies during the period, had positive view about their supervisor but suggested that supervisors should come more than once. Moreover, the students enjoyed the support of the school counsellor and the school head. On duration, the study revealed that the period was too short. The study recommends among others for extension of the practicum exercise period and also for supervisors to visit more than once.

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