Teachers’ perception on school counseling in selected secondary schools in Somaliland

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
A clear understanding of the school counselors exact responsibilities has been sought for years. However, even with a national, comprehensive model of school guidance counseling, perceptions of school counselors responsibilities and effectiveness are greatly debated. Thus, the purpose of this study was to determine the perception of secondary teachers on school counseling in selected secondary schools in Somaliland. The general objective of the study was to investigate the correlation between school counseling and teacher’s perception in selected secondary schools in Somaliland. The study conducted using a descriptive survey design to provide numeric descriptions of some part of the population. The target population of the study was the teacher population in Somaliland secondary schools. The target population comprised 110 teachers and head teachers that have been working in the schools for a number of years. The study selected 86 respondents from this population to be the sample population of the study by using simple random sampling. The researcher conducted the survey to collect the required data by using questionnaire techniques. The researcher analyzed the data by using frequency distribution tables, percentages and cross-tabulation techniques. When analyzing the data the researcher employed the data analyzes package called SPSS. According to the data analyzes and the presentations shown in figure 4, the level of teacher’s perception on school counseling in Somaliland secondary schools is very high. This means they perceive to the school counseling positively. In a conclusion, the results of the study showed that the school counseling profession has positive perceptions from the secondary teachers in Somaliland.
A thesis presented to the school of postgraduate studies and research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree Master of Guidance and Counseling
School counseling, Secondary schools, Somaliland