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.
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