Dr Aminu Sani & Umar Jirah Fwafu
This study investigated the influence of guidance and counselling services on students’ career choice in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue State. The study was guided by three research questions. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design. The population of the study consisted of 7,472 students in 22 secondary schools in Makurdi Local Government Area. The sample of the study was 380 respondents. The instrument used for data collection was a researchers-developed structured questionnaire titled “Influence of Guidance and Counselling Services on Students’ Career Choice Questionnaire (IGCSCCQ)”. Data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics of mean and standard deviation to answer the research questions. The findings revealed the influence of orientation service, career talk and career seminar on students’ career choice in secondary schools. It was therefore recommended, among others, that schools should organize orientation programme in such a way that can offer to students the desired requirement for career choice through proper funding, professionals and standard arrangement for the programme.