International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Education Management | Kenya | Volume 3 Issue 12, December 2014

Influence of Guidance and Counselling on Academic Performance of Students in Selected Public Secondary Schools in Molo Sub County, Nakuru County, Kenya

Okita Dan Odhiambo [6]

Abstract: This study sought to establish the influence of guidance and programme on academic performance of students in secondary schools s in Molo Sub County, Nakuru County. The study adopted an ex post facto design and targeted 1385 Form Four students and 24 teacher counselors in 24 public secondary schools in Molo Sub County. Random sampling was used to select a sample size of 86 students and 12 teacher counselors. Data was collected by the use of questionnaires. Descriptive statistics comprising means and standard deviations were used to analyse the data. Inferential statistics which included Pearsons correlation was used in data analysis. The hypotheses were tested at 0.01 level of significance. Data was analyzed with the aid of Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 21 for windows. The study concludes that guidance and programmes have a positive impact on the academic performance of students. Based on the study findings, it is recommended that teacher counselors should implement all the services required for a guidance and programme. Also guidance and programme should be strengthened in order to improve the academic performance of secondary schools in the area.

Keywords: Public schools, Effective, Guidance and counseling, Guidance, Academic performance

Edition: Volume 3 Issue 12, December 2014,

Pages: 2131 - 2136

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