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Guidance and Counselling
The Department of Guidance and Counselling was established in 2008, after the re-structuring of the Ministry of Education and Sports.
It is mandated to
provide strategic and technical leadership, guidance, advice and strategies in all matters of Guidance, Counseling, including HIV/AIDS Mitigation and Psychosocial Concerns and Support Services within the entire Education and Training Sector, in collaboration with the relevant organs/stakeholders.
The overall objectives of the Department are to:
- Promote, support and ensure the provision of quality guidance, counselling including psychosocial services in the entire Education Sector.
- .sensitize all stakeholders and advocate for policies and strategies to effectively address issues of Guidance and Counselling, HIV/AIDS and other psychosocial concerns in the entire Sector.
- Develop and maintain an up to date National Data Bank and Information System on the issues/status of Career Guidance, Counselling, placement of school leavers, HIV/AIDS and other Psychosocial trends and services in schools/institutions so as to guide decision making and advice to stakeholders.
- Initiate and coordinate the provision of Guidance and Counselling in schools/institutions
- Develop policies, strategies, plans and guidelines for the implementation and provision of Guidance and Counselling services.
- Carry out advocacy, sensitization and information dissemination programmes to raise awareness of the needs and magnitude of issues regarding Career Guidance Services and Counselling/Psychosocial services in educational institutions.
- Ensure training and retraining/refresher programmes for teacher counselors and other stakeholders in both government and private educational institutions to develop their capacity to ensure that G&C is effectively provided in schools in collaboration with Teacher Education, NCDC, training institutions, District, and MoGLSD.
- Advise on and ensure provision of appropriate materials in respect to G&C service provision.
- Initiate and conduct workshops, seminars for in-service teachers/tutors and other practicing personnel.
- Guide and support any initiative for promoting G&C services.
- Provide linkages with organizations and other bodies in the region and internationally.
- Establish an information/data bank on psychosocial and career information.
- Conduct research and studies on career guidance, counselling services and psychosocial difficulties/challenges, and deviant behaviors to establish the extent of the problem and propose how to manage them.
- Coordinate placement of students at various levels of education.
- Organize national annual career fairs and expo and to ensure schools and regional career days/events are held.
- Initiate programmes and coordinate strategies for HIV prevention, care and support within the sector.
- Initiate and ensure implementation of programmes and interventions to address deviant behavior, trauma and stress management in school and the entire sector.
- Initiative programmes to address cross-cutting concerns (Safe Schools Initiatives): Peace -initiatives/Education, Gender, Environment, Human Rights and Culture, etc.
- Monitor, evaluate and offer support supervision on policy and implementation of programmes and -provide support supervision.
- Provide guidelines on referral services for the entire sector.
- Develop job-shadow programme and other initiatives to strengthen career explorations and monitor their implementation.
- Brochure to schools on conducting Career days.
- Organization Chart.
- Guidance and Counseling Strategic Direction.
- Broad areas of focus in the medium and long term.
- Department of Guidance and Counseling Staff list.
- Guidance and Couselling Journal
- INFORMATION ON PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES JOINT ADMISSIONS 2012/2013 ACADEMIC YEAR
- Journal of Guidance & Counselling, October 2011
- Wall Chart Formal Education Pathways
- Journal of Guidance and Counselling Issue 2