The Role of Guidance and Counselling in Effective Teaching and Learning in Schools: The Cameroonian Perspective
The total development of a child can only take place in an environment conducive for teaching and learning. It is in realization of the above that all educational services which can promote teaching and learning in schools are given prominent attention by educational planners. Counselling services are among the school educational services. It is believed that guidance and counselling services in school shall develop, assess and improve educational programmes; enhance teaching and improve the competence of the teacher and reduce cost for the children. Therefore, this paper focused on the need for effective counselling services in schools. Furthermore, the paper examined the concept of counselling, the different counselling services like educational, vocational and socio/personal, and associated problems of guidance and counselling as they affect teaching and learning in Cameroonian schools. Finally, the paper recommended that individuals be made to understand, appreciate and accept guidance and counselling services in schools because of the roles they play in effective teaching and learning.