UNIZIK Journal of
Educational Research and Policy Studies

  • Abbreviation: UNIZIK J. Educ. Res. Pol. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2736-0296
  • DOI: 10.5897/UNIJERPS
  • Start Year: 2020
  • Published Articles: 13

Full Length Research Paper

Personal-social guidance: a service for social transformation of youths for national development

DANIEL, Terhemen Tseuve
  • DANIEL, Terhemen Tseuve
  • Department Of Guidance And Counselling College Of Education Billiri, Gombe State
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AISHATU, Ismaila Haruna Mcasson
  • AISHATU, Ismaila Haruna Mcasson
  • Guidance And Counselling Unit, Ministry Of Education Gombe, Gombe State
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TSINSAT, Ibrahim
  • TSINSAT, Ibrahim
  • Department Of Special Education, College Of Education Billiri, Gombe State
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  • Article Number - FB21E8D66471
  • Vol.1(1), pp. 8-15 , June 2020
  •  Received: 02 October 2019
  •  Accepted: 15 December 2019
  •  Published: 15 June 2020


Youths are the strengths of any society. The future of any nation depends on the youths. Nigeria has in recent times witnessed and is witnessing a social breakdown especially among the youths. Counselling, on the other hand, is a helping profession that helps people to adjust properly to a well meaningful life. In this write up, the authors are of the view that personal-social guidance which is one of the components of guidance, if properly administered in schools and non-school settings can help reform the students and youths. The paper highlighted the factors that require the necessity of personal social guidance to include, cultism, drug abuse, kidnapping, vandalism, moral degradation, religious and political unrests, among others, which are majorly carried out by the youths. Useful strategies to be employed by the personal-social counsellors for helping reform the youths and students are discussed. Recommendations such as setting up functional counselling centres group/ peer counselling, organization of workshops and seminars on challenges faced by the youths are found within.

Keywords: Personal-social, Guidance, youths, students, social transformation.