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Preamble
The University of Ilorin Guidance and Counselling Centre (UIGCC) was established by the Senate of the University on 8th September, 2010. Prior to its establishment, the Alumni Counselling Centre which was setup by the University of Ilorin Alumni Association offered skeletal guidance and counselling services to students, using the staff of the Department of Counsellor Education as volunteers. UIGCC was established to provide a wide range of guidance and counselling services particularly to students in order to address academic, career, personal, social and spiritual challenges which could interfere with their education. In July 2011, the Senate of the University of Ilorin renamed the centre as Unilorin Counselling and Human Development Centre (UCHDC) in line with the directive of the National Universities Commission.   In order to meet the psychological needs of the members of the University community especially the students,  the UCHDC generally offers to the University of Ilorin students and staff a variety of services with the goal of resolving individual difficulties as well as nurturing personal and collective growth. These services are in form of individual counselling, group counselling, seminar presentation, workshop and provision of guidance through the Internet.
 
Major Aims
In line with the vision and mission of the University of Ilorin, the Centre is designed to achieve the following aims:
a.     Identification of students’ innate abilities and development of their capabilities, potentials and talents.
b.     Assisting individual to effectively adjust to educational and institutional challenges.
c.     Development of sound character.
d.     Promotion of effective interpersonal relationships.
e.     Acquisition of the necessary skills required for academic excellence and
        healthy living.
Programmes available at the Centre
The Centre provides guidance and counselling services based on the following programmes:
a.     Educational /Academic Counselling.
b.    Career Guidance/Counselling.
c.    Personal-Social Counselling.
d.    Marriage and Family Counselling.
e.    Health Counseling. and
f.    Research and Other Related Activities.
 
a.    Educational /Academic Counselling
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b.    Career Guidance/Counselling
The Centre offers the following services:

c.    Personal-Social Counselling
The Centre provides services on:

d.    Marriage and Family Counselling
The centre offers services on:

e.    Health Counselling
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f.    Research Activities
UIGCC provides services that are related to:

Other Guidance and Counselling Related Activities
a. Workshop
This covers Personal, Family and Community Values; Adolescent Development; Communication; Sexuality; Gender Roles and Equality; Relationships; Teenage Pregnancy; Sexually Transmitted Infections like HIV and AIDS; Substance Abuse, including Drugs/Alcoholism; and Planning for the Future.
b. Study Clinic
The clinic addresses students’ concerns in the areas of studying, academic performance, interpersonal relationships, etc.
c. Financial Management
Counselling on financial management is offered to students/staff in order to promote effective utilization of financial resources.
d. Orientation Service for International Students
The Centre assists international students to adjust to the University environment and provides guidance to them on areas of concern.
e. Practicum for Students in Guidance and Counselling
The Centre provides opportunities to counsellors-in-training to acquire practical skills and knowledge in counselling.
 
 Personnel at the Centre
•    Director
•    Three professionally qualified counsellors and
•    Administrative staff
 
Confidentiality
Counselling interactions at Unilorin Counselling and Human development Centre (UCHDC) is strictly confidential. No information provided by a client will be revealed to anyone without the client’s consent. If you have any personal, social, academic or family concern, feel free to come to UCHDC. Looking forward to meeting you.

Location

Beside Student Affairs Office, University of Ilorin, Ilorin.

Office Hours: 9:00am – 6:00pm, Monday–Friday.
Other times by appointments.
 
Contacts:
Phone No.: 031821342, +2347058269088
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