Angela Ebere Abaa, Ph.D
As a result of globalisation and rapid technological development, the traditional patterns of life are gradually fading away. Lifestyles and survival strategies have been adopted to curb job insecurity and help their skills and interests meet the demands of the labour market. This study examines using Guidance and Counselling as a tool for promoting sustainable lifelong learning in our society. Until the later part of the twentieth century, formal education and training were confined mainly to the earlier phase of a person’s life. The design was for young learner’s to progress on a stereo-type line from school to work or to vocational training or to higher education with little opportunity to change direction. It was such that as one left educational system they were unlikely to return. Recently, the trend has shifted. There is now a swift change in the labour market. This paper explores the areas of counselling, psychology, and education in general. The writer starts by introducing the reader into guidance and counselling, and sustainable lifelong learning, then stresses the need for sustainable lifelong learning in Nigeria. The paper concludes by identifying the guidance and counselling services as a handy tool for promoting sustainable lifelong learning in Nigeria.