Dr N. P. Ogbuokiri & U. G. Ogbuokiri
The study investigated counsellors’ role in exploring gender gap in leadership administration among principals in Ohafia Education zone of Abia State. The study adopted descriptive survey design. The population comprised all the 45 principals in public secondary schools in Ohafia education zone of Abia State. All the 45 principals were sampled using purposive sampling technique. Two research questions guided the study. The instrument for data collection was a questionnaire titled: Counsellors’ Role in Exploring Gender Gap in Leadership Administration among Principals Questionnaire (CREGLAPQ). The instrument was validated by three experts, two from Guidance and Counselling and one from Measurement and Evaluation all from Faculty of Education. The reliability index of 0.83 was obtained using Cronbach Alpha, and considered adequate for the study. The instrument was administered by the researchers with the help of two research assistants. Mean and standard deviation were used for the research questions. The findings revealed that both male and female administrators possess important leadership qualities to be administrators in schools. It was recommended among others that government should make sure that schools are provided with counselling centres or clinics to cater for the needs of school leaders and administrators.