Counselling Practice in Early Child Care Development and Education: The Roles and Implications to Teachers and Counsellors in Nigeria

Charles Ngozi Ugwuegbulam, Ibrahim Naheed, Vera Nkeiruka Nwadinobi, Uneze Chioma Patricia


The introduction of counselling at the Early Child Care Development and Education level is a late comer in the educational arena in Nigeria. However, the Federal Ministry of Education took a bold step to make sure that within the education sector, counselling is introduced at all levels, hence they developed the National Policy on Counselling. This document spells out the purpose and objectives of counselling from nursery school to tertiary levels of education and more. This paper therefore looked at the purpose and objectives of counselling at the earliest stage of formal education in Nigeria, highlighting them and tried to x-ray what the roles of teachers and counsellors should be if the purpose and objectives of counselling at that level of education are to be achieved. 


Counselling in early child care development, Counselling, Counsellors and teachers

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