Perceptions and Unmet Expectations of Undergraduate Students on the Role of Counselling in Academic Achievement: Implication for Academic Development Program Review

Patrick Okoh Iyeke, Lucky Chukwunalu Onyema, Ezekiel Uba Nwose


This study aimed at evaluating the perceptions of students about the role of counselling and unmet expectation of
undergraduate students. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The participants (N=150) recruited from first
and second year students of Institute of Education in the University. Over 81% of students are aware of counselling
services and affirm the relevance to academic achievement. However, 69% cannot affirm provision of roadshows to
enhance awareness. The proportion of students disagreeing on provision of roadshows to enhance awareness may
imply non-utilization of available academic development program and unmet counselling needs that calls for a

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