Counsellors in the educational sector have been tasked to be above board by counselling their clients against all social vices that negate the progress of their institutions and the society at large.

The Vice Chancellor, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Professsor Muhammad Nasir Maiturare gave the challenge when declaring open the third annual Conference of the Department of Counselling Psychology with the theme, ” Counselling and School Effectiveness: Challenges in Nigeria”, held at the Main Campus.

The Vice Chancellor who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Professor Abu Kasim Adamu urged students to pay attention to the papers presented, especially the lead paper so as to derive the maximum benefit from them.

In a lead paper presentation, Professor Naram Longdap of the Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Foundation, University of Jos called on counsellor to always work as a team in order to spur stakeholders to provide the needed support for students to achieve in schools.

He observed that teachers’ motivation ensures stability in the system so as to attain the much needed educational goals, the reverse of which could lead to¬† withdrawal of service and go for a greener pasture, leaving quacks in the system.

Professor Longbap maintained that an effective school was not only one that ensures achievement of students, but one that ensures equal access to education of students irrespective of socio-economic backgrounds.

Earlier in a welcome address, the Head of Department of Counselling Psychology, Professor Frank Carew urged participants to tap from the fountain of knowledge so that they could enhance and further widen their horizons.

He observed that the Conference was a manifestation of the cause of the challenges of school effectiveness.



Adamu Yusuf

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