DEGREE PROGRAMME IN GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING WITH TEACHING SUBJECTS

Guidance and Counselling programme started in the University in 1986/87 with Postgraduate Diploma in Guidance and Counselling and Master of Education in Guidance and Counselling in the Faculty of Education.

The foundation staff included: Professor O. Akinboye, visting Professor of Guidance and Counselling and Dr. M.F. Alonge, Lecturer I (Test and Measurement).    Following the return of Prof. O. Akinboye to the University of Ibadan on completion of his visiting appointment, Prof. J.B. Ipaye, a visiting Professor and  Dr. D.O. Owuamanam, a visiting Senior Lecturer continued the development of the postgraduate programmes in 1987/88 session.  The design of the undergraduate programme was initiated by Prof. I.O. Makinde in 1989/90 session.

A full fledged Department of Guidance and Counselling was established the same year, 1989/90, with senate approval of the first degree programme in Guidance and Counselling.  The Department took off in 1990/91 academic session with the admission of the first set of undergraduate students and Prof. I.O. Makinde as the foundation Head of Department.

The setting up of the programme was based on the requirement of the New National Policy on Education i.e. the 6,3,3,4 system which lays emphasis on the need for guidance counsellors in schools.

PAST AND CURRENT LEADERSHIP

1.      Prof.  M.F. Alonge                            –   1995  –  1997    
2.      Prof. (Mrs.) T . O. Owuamanam     –   1999 – 2001,   2003-2004
3.      Prof. (Mrs.) G.A. Akinleye                –    2001 – 2003
4.      Dr. (Mrs.) B.K. Odu                           –    2004-2006
5.      Dr. S.O.A. Adegoroye                       –   2007-2009
6.      Dr. (Mrs.)  J.O. Ogunsanmi              –   2009-2011
7.      Dr. M.S. Omirin                                 –    2011 to date

RATIONALE FOR TEACHING SUBJECTS

Graduates of Guidance and Counselling had been facing serious problems in seeking teaching employment.  Most chools had been rejecting Guidance and Counselling Students during teaching practice exercises, simply for lack of teaching subjects.  Education stakeholders like the Teaching Service Commission and School principals had complained and advised the Faculty of Education to introduce teaching subjects with Guidance and Counselling.  Hence, the need for this paper.  Moreover, if Guidance and Counselling is combined with teaching subjects, it will enable students to be employed after graduation.  It will also enable them to be relevant to the present educational system.

It should be noted that the programme has been prepared in line with the National Universities Commission (NUC) benchmark, to reflect minimum of 60 units of teaching subjects instead of the previous 40percent of teaching subjects.  The curricula for Guidance and Counselling programme with teaching subjects are attached.

PHILOSOPHY OF THE DEPARTMENT

The philosophy on which the Department of Guidance and Counselling is based on is the need to train professional guidance counsellors whose responsibility is to assist individuals to determine their destiny.  Individuals live in a society in which they have to face problems and are therefore problems solving organisms.  Assisted individuals can improve their problem solving skills.  Individuals can make decision, set life goals, interact with and utilize the environment and select life options.  The philosophy of the Department, therefore, is effective development of individuals through training of personnel who will assist in achieving these goals.  Also, the individuals should be able to teach a particular school subject in addition to their counselling skills.

THE OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT
The objectives of the department are to train counsellors who will be sufficiently equipped with practical, professional and theoretical skill to:

  1. enhance positive self regard, self acceptance and acceptance of others.
  2. assist children to achieve optimal state of the mind.
  3. promote increased self reliance, problem solving and decision making skills through accurate understanding of themselves and their environment.
  4. develop a sense of responsiveness to the needs of others and the ability to relate effectively with others.
  5. develop a sense of responsibility and self confidence in day to day response to environmental demands.
  6. assist in teaching a particular subject.

Head of Department
OMIRIN, Michael Sunday (B.Sc (Ed), (Maths) Ife; M.Ed, (Nsukka); Ph.D (Tests & Measurement) Ado-Ekiti)
Email:  sundayomirin @ yahoo.com

S/N

NAMES

STATUS/RANK

QUALIFICATIONS

E-MAIL

1.

Prof. D.O. Owuamanam

Professor

B.Sc(Ed)Educational Psychology, Ife Ph.D (Educational Psychology), Ife

owuamanam2004 @ yahoo.co. uk

2

Prof. (Mrs) T.O. Owuamanam

Professor

B.A (Edu/Eng., M.A(G&C) Ife Ph.D (G&C), UNAD Ado-Ekiti

toowuamanam @ yahoo.com

3

Prof. (Mrs) G.A. Akinleye

Professor

B.Ed,(G & C) Ibadan M.Ed, Ph.D(Counselling Psychology)-Ibadan

tounakinleye @ yahoo.com

4

Dr. (Mrs) B.K. Odu

Senior Lecturer

B.Ed, (English), Ado-Ekiti M.Ed, Ph.D (Guidance & Counselling)-Ibadan

bimbolaodu @ yahoo.com. uk

5

Dr. A.O.S. Adegoroye

Senior Lecturer

B.Ed,(Maths), Ilorin (M.Ed), (G&C), Ilorin (Ph.D. )Ilorin

adegoroyesmith  @ yahoo. com

6

Dr. M. S. Omirin

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc, (Ed), (Maths) Ife, M.Ed,(Nsukka) Ph.D (Test & Measurement) Ado- Ekti

sundayomirin @ yahoo. com

7

Dr. (Mrs.) J.O. Ogunsanmi

Senior Lecturer

B.A,(Language & Art/Yoruba) Ibadan, (M.Ed, Ph.D Guidance & counselling)- Ado-Ekiti

ogunsanmiolufunke @ yahoo. Com

8

Dr. Tenibiaje D.J

Senior Lecturer

B.Ed,(Physical and Health Education) Ilorin (M.Ed), – G & C, Ilorin Ph.D (G & C,) Ado-Ekiti

delsluten @ yahoo. com

9

Dr. S.O. Adebule

Lecturer I

B.Sc(Ed),(Maths) Nsukka (M.Ed, Ph.D)- Tests & Measurement, Ado – Ekiti

doctorfemiadebule @ yahoo. com

10

Dr. (Mrs.) E.O. Osakinle

Lecturer I

B.Ed, (English), Zaria (M.Ed, Ph.D)- Guidance & Counselling, Ado Ekiti

funmiosakinloe @ yahoo. com

11

Dr. E.O. Onijigin

Lecturer I

B.Sc,(Geography)- Ife, M.Ed, (Guidance & Counselling), Ado –Ekiti, Ph.D(G&C) Ado-Ekiti

onijiginemmanuel @ yahoo.com

12

Dr. Falana B.A

Lecturer I

B.Ed, M.Ed (G&C), MPP Ado –Ekiti, Ph.D (G&C))Ado-Ekiti

akinlabifalana @ yahoo.com

13

Dr. Bada F.O.

Lecturer I

B.Ed,:M.Ed(G&C), MPP Ado- Ekiti, Ph.D(G&C), Ado-Ekiti, Ph.D (Psychology) Ado-Ekiti

sampromise2 @ yahoo.com

14

Dr. C.S. Ayodele

Lecturer I

B.Sc(Ed), (Maths) Ilorin (M.Ed) Tests & Measurement, Ado- Ekiti

sundayodele @ yahoo.com

15

Dr.(Mrs.) F.B. Alokan

Lecturer I

B.A. English/Yoruba (Ife), M.Ed (G&C) Ado-Ekiti; Ph.D (G&C)(Ado-Ekiti)

alokanfunmilola@yahoo.com

16

Mr. F.O. Ibimiluyi

Asst. Lecturer

B.Ed, M.Ed (G&C) (Ibadan

francisibimiluyi @ yahoo.com

17

Mrs. G.F. Olusegun

Asst. Lecturer

B.Ed (G&C) M.Ed(G &C)

gracefunmi1st @ yahoo.com