Students’ Perception on the Effectiveness of Guidance and Counselling Services in Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University Katsina, Nigeria

By Dr Ma’aruf Nuhu Batagarawa & Abdullahi Adamu Dan’inna


This study examined students’ perception of the effectiveness of guidance and  counselling services in Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University Katsina, Nigeria. The  study adopted a descriptive survey design. The population was 12,900  undergraduate students of the University, while the sample was 370 respondents  randomly selected from all the faculties. The instrument was a questionnaire titled  Counselling Evaluation Questionnaire (CSEQ) developed by the researchers, and  validated by experts in Guidance and Counselling, and Tests and Measurement units  of the university. Using test retest method, the reliability was established as .867.  The data collected was analysed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. The  findings of the study indicated, among others, that there is no significant difference  between male and female students in their perception regarding the effectiveness of  guidance and counselling services in Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina. It  was therefore, recommended among others that the new incoming students should  continue patronising the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University Counselling centre so as  to be benefiting as well.

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