The purpose of this study was to examine the state of guidance and counseling at secondary schools of southwest Ethiopia. The study followed a qualitative design approach in which the respondents of the study selected by availability sampling technique. A total of 24 participants (8 school guidance and counseling officials, 8 school principals and 8 weredas education bureau experts) were interviewed on the current state of guidance and counseling services to students. In this study, data were analyzed using qualitative techniques. As the result of the study show, among the selected 18 secondary schools only 8 had counseling centers, and among the 8 secondary schools which have guidance and counseling centers, only 4 schools had professionally trained service providers.
Aminu Jibril Arfasa, Fisseha Mikre Weldmeskel (2018); The State of Guidance and Counseling Services in Southwest Ethiopia Secondary Schools; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
8(7) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.8.7.2018.p7957