Department of Counsellor Education

About Department of Counsellor Education

Philosophy of B.Ed. Guidance and Counselling 

Programme Title: B.Ed. Guidance and Counselling

(b) Programme/Sub-Discipline/Discipline Philosophy and objectives:  The B. Ed. Guidance and Counselling programme is designed based on the philosophy that in view of the apparent ignorance of many young people about career prospects, and in view of personality maladjustment among school children, career officers and counsellors will be appointed in post-primary institutions…Guidance and counselling will also feature in teacher education programmes. The objective of the degree programme, therefore, is to equip the beneficiaries with the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes that will make them function effectively and efficiently as counsellors in the Nigerian school system.  Professional training in education including practical experience with clients is therefore combined with the cultivation of appropriate knowledge in guidance and counselling courses that are deemed useful in the Nigerian Secondary School system throughout the duration of the programme.

Admission Requirements:

Under the topic “Admission Requirements”, the University Academic Programmes 2009-2013 (page 30); two of the six requirements are applicable to the Department, namely, “Admission by Entrance Examination-UTME”. And “Admission by Direct Entry” They are reproduced facsimile below:

(i) Admission by Entrance Examination- U.T.M.E

The Entrance Examination is conducted by JAMB. In addition to attaining the required standard in Entrance Examination, candidates must satisfy the general University as well as specific Faculty requirements (e.g. Pass in Post-UTME).

For the general requirement, candidates must obtain at least Credit passes in English, Mathematics and 3 other subjects at ‘O’ Level (WASC/GCE) or approved equivalent at not more than two sittings. 

 (ii) Admission by Direct Entry

Candidates must possess one of the following qualifications:

  1. Two passes at the Principal or Advanced Level with G.C.E. ‘O’ level or approved equivalent Credit passes in three other subjects at not more than two sittings.
  2. Three passes at the Principal or Advanced level with G.C.E. ‘O’ level or approved equivalent credit passes in two other subjects at not more than two sittings; (passes at the Principal or Advanced level may be obtained at the G.C.E. ‘A’ level, H.S.C. or IJMB).
  3. Passes in two recognized NCE subjects with GCE ‘O’ level credits or equivalent in three other subjects. Education is accepted as a third ‘A’ level subject for those taking courses in Education.

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