Availability and Accessibility of Counselling Services among Students of Government owned Universities

By Dr Helen E. Uzoekwe, Dr Grace Chinyere Nnadi, Uju C. Nwanna, Dr Edna Nkechi Ofojebe & Dr Nwobi Ngozika Lovina


 This study investigated the availability and accessibility of Counselling Services in government-owned Universities in Anambra State. The study adopted the descriptive survey design. Two research questions guided the study. The sample size consisted of 450 students drawn through accidental sampling technique at lecture halls. A questionnaire titled “Questionnaire on Availability and Accessibility of Counselling Services by University Undergraduates was used for data collection which was validated by three experts in Guidance and Counselling as well as in Test and Measurement. Split-half method of estimation and Spearman Rank Difference Correlation Coefficient formula was used to establish the reliability of the instrument. The coefficient values of the instrument were 0.76 and 0.74 for items in B1 and B2 respectively. The gathered data were analysed with mean and z-test. The findings of the study indicated that there is availability of counselling services for undergraduates, and that they are accessing counselling services in school. The researchers recommended that more awareness on the counselling services available in campuses should be created so that all undergraduates both new and old will know and be accessing them whenever the need arises.

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