Counselling Resources in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions: Exploring Availability and Accessibility

Michael Adeniyi Omoyemiju


The study examined the availability and accessibility of counselling resources to clients in Osun State tertiary institutions. It adopted a correlational descriptive survey design, and the population comprised all students and members of staff in the state. A sample of 720 participants were selected from six tertiary institutions using stratified random sampling techniques. A questionnaire titled “Questionnaire on Awareness of availability and accessibility of Counselling Resources was used data collection. The study found that the most available counselling resources are “professional counsellors, and “Internet Facilities with the highest RSI values of “0.687” and “0.676” respectively and that accessibility to counselling resources are generally low (40.0%). Therefore, reducing multifaced issues among Nigerian youths requires a comprehensive counselling service which must be made available and accessible to students, staff members, and other stakeholders in the education sectors in the state.

Keywords: Counselling, availability, accessibility, resources, institutions

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/15-1-03

Publication date: January 31st 2024

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