Students’ Perception of Career Guidance Services for Making Vocational Choice in Secondary Schools in Onitsha North Local Government Area, Anambra State

Chinwe Augustina Enwere, Sandra chinenye Okeke, Uchenna Fidelia Mbakwe & Adaobi Jennifer Iloakasia


This study investigated the students’ perception of career guidance services for making vocational choice. Two research questions guided the study. Descriptive survey research design was employed for the study. The population of the study comprised 2,938 senior secondary school III students. The sample size for this study consisted of 569 SSIII students drawn using multistage sampling procedure. The instrument used for data collection was Students’ Perception of Career Guidance Services for Vocational Choice Questionnaire (SPCGSVCQ) developed by the researchers. The instrument was validated by three experts. The reliability of the instrument was ascertained using Cronbach Alpha which yielded an overall reliability of 0.80 for the instrument with coefficients for clusters A and B being 0.78 and 0.81 respectively. Mean and standard deviation was used in answering the research questions. The findings of the study revealed that career information services are rendered to students for making vocational choice in secondary schools in Onitsha North Local Government Area of Anambra State. Based on the findings, it was recommended that Ministry of Education should organize public awareness campaign to sensitize school management and counsellors on the need for career guidance services.

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