The guidance program represents the University’s expression of concern for the students. It exists to assist students in understanding the variety, depth and breadth of personal experiences, the opportunities available and the many choices open to them. Moreover, students are assisted to recognize, interpret and act upon their personal strengths and resources thereby developing individuals who can plan their work sensibly and solve their problems and with high sense of moral values.
The program generally aims to assist in the development of individuals who are well informed, self-directed and adjusted.
Specifically, the organized guidance services are designed to assist students to:
a. evaluate their needs, abilities, achievements,aptitudes, interests, etc.;
b. make the best adjustment in school;
c. make decisions about their program of studies and works;
d. think through their problems;
e. appreciate themselves and others.
The thrust of the program is preventive and developmental rather than redemptive and disciplinary. It focuses on the strengths of the individuals, which can be utilized by them in decision-making and problem solving.
In order to facilitate the preventive - developmental concerns of the program, five basic guidance services were identified. These include; appraisal service, information service, counseling service, planning, placement and follow-up and consultation services.
Basic Guidance Services
1. Appraisal Service
This is designed to collect, analyze and use a variety of objective and subjective tests and non-test data about students to understand them and to assist them understand themselves.
2. Information Service
This service intends to provide students with information in three major areas of concern: educational, occupational and personal-social.
3. Counseling Service
It is expected that through this service, students’ self-understanding and self-development through dyadic and group relationship will be facilitated.
4. Planning, Placement and Follow-up
It is designed to enhance the development of students by helping them select and utilize opportunities within the school and labor market.