Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN: 2141-5161) Vol. 4(9), pp. 674-681, September 2013. DOI: http:/ Copyright © 2013 International Research Journals


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An evaluation of the information and consultation services in the colleges of education in the Volta region of Ghana

*1John Sedofia and 2Frederick Ocansey

*1St. Francis’ College of Education, Hohoe, Ghana.

2Counselling Centre, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.

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Received August 21, 2013; Accepted September 19, 2013



The study was conducted to evaluate the information and consultation services in the Colleges of Education in the Volta Region of Ghana. The research design used for the study was the survey approach. A sample size of 400 made up of 317 students, 80 tutors and three counsellors was randomly chosen from three colleges of education in the Volta Region through stratified and purposive sampling. Data was collected with questionnaire and analysed using frequencies and percentages. Results showed that the information and consultation services were not adequately provided in the colleges. It was also revealed that the counsellors were not trained professionally. Among the recommendations made were that counsellors should intensify guidance activities in the colleges so as to make guidance services more attractive and accessible to students. In addition, trained counsellors should be posted to the colleges.

Keywords: Guidance and counselling, evaluation, information service, consultation service. 

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