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.