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JAMB Subject Combination for Guidance and Counselling 2024/2025

JAMB Subject Combination for Guidance and Counselling 2024/2025: Guidance and counselling is a field of study that focuses on helping individuals, groups, and communities to cope with various personal, educational, and career challenges. It involves applying psychological principles and techniques to assist people in making informed decisions, developing self-awareness, enhancing interpersonal skills, and resolving conflicts.

If you are interested in studying guidance and counselling in any Nigerian university, you need to know the requirements and the subject combination for JAMB UTME and Direct Entry. In this post, I will provide you with the following information:

  • The list of universities that offer guidance and counselling in Nigeria
  • The O’level subjects and requirements for guidance and counselling
  • The JAMB UTME subjects and requirements for guidance and counselling
  • The Direct Entry requirements for guidance and counselling
  • The career opportunities and prospects for guidance and counselling graduates
  • The frequently asked questions (FAQs) about guidance and counselling

List of Universities that Offer Guidance and Counselling in Nigeria 2024/2025

According to the JAMB brochure, there are 40 universities in Nigeria that offer guidance and counselling as a course. These include:

  • Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State (AAU)
  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State (AAUA)
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State (ABU)
  • University of Abuja, Abuja, FCT (ABUJA)
  • Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo State (Affiliated to OAU, Ile-Ife) (ADEYEMIDEG)
  • Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Oyo State (AJAYI)
  • Al- Hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara State (AL-HIKMAH)
  • Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education Otto-Ijanikin, Lagos (Affiliated to Ekiti State University) (AOCOE)
  • Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State (BABCOCK)
  • University of Benin, Benin City, Edo State (BENIN)
  • Benue State University, Makurdi, Benue State (BSU)
  • University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State (CALABAR)
  • Caleb University, Imota, Lagos State (CALEB)
  • Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli, Anambra State (COOU)
  • Cross Rivers University of Technology, Calabar, Cross Rivers State (CRUTECH)
  • Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State (DELSU)
  • Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo (Affiliated to Ekiti State University) (EACOE-DEG)
  • Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State (EBSU)
  • Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Imo State (Affiliated to University of Nigeria, Nsukka) (EDALV)
  • Federal College of Education, Obudu (Affiliated to University of Calabar) (EDOBUDU)
  • Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State (EKSU)
  • Enugu State College of Education (Technical), Enugu (Affiliated to Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka) (ESCOE)
  • Federal University, Gashua, Yobe State (FED-GASHUA)
  • Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State (FED-GUSAU)
  • Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State (FED-KASHERE)
  • Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State (FED-LAFIA)
  • Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State (FED-LOKOJA)
  • Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa State (FED-OTUOKE)
  • Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State (FED-OYE EKITI)
  • Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State (FED-WUKARI)
  • Fountain University, Oshogbo, Osun State (FOUNTAIN)
  • University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State (IBADAN)
  • University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State (ILORIN)
  • Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State (IMSU)
  • University of Jos, Jos, Plateau State (JOS)
  • Kogi State University, Anyigba, Kogi State (KSU)
  • Kwara State University, Ilorin, Kwara State (KWASU)
  • Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State (LASU)
  • Lead City University, Ibadan, Oyo State (LCU)
  • University of Maiduguri, Borno State (MAIDUGURI)
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O’level Subjects and Requirements for Guidance and Counselling 2024/2025

To be eligible for admission into guidance and counselling, you must have at least five (5) credit passes in SSCE (WAEC, NECO, or NABTEB) or its equivalent in the following subjects:

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  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Any three (3) Arts or Social Science subjects

Some universities may accept a pass in Mathematics or require specific subjects such as Biology, Economics, Government, or Literature in English. You should check the JAMB brochure for the specific requirements of your preferred university.

JAMB UTME Subjects and Requirements for Guidance and Counselling 2024/2025

To register for JAMB UTME for guidance and counselling, you must choose English Language as a compulsory subject and any three (3) other subjects of your choice. These subjects can be from Arts or Social Sciences, depending on your interests and goals. Some examples of subjects you can choose are:

  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • Government
  • Literature in English
  • Christian Religious Studies
  • Islamic Religious Studies
  • History
  • Geography

You should aim to score at least 180 in JAMB UTME to have a good chance of being admitted into guidance and counselling. However, some universities may have higher or lower cut-off marks, so you should check the JAMB brochure for the specific cut-off marks of your preferred university.

Direct Entry Requirements for Guidance and Counselling

If you have an NCE, OND, HND, or a first degree in a related field, you can apply for direct entry admission into guidance and counselling. You will need to have at least a credit or merit level in your qualification and meet the O’level requirements as well. You should also check the JAMB brochure for the specific direct entry requirements of your preferred university.

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Career Opportunities and Prospects for Guidance and Counselling Graduates

As a graduate of guidance and counselling, you can work in various settings such as:

  • Schools and colleges
  • Universities and polytechnics
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Rehabilitation centers and prisons
  • Non-governmental organizations and humanitarian agencies
  • Corporate organizations and industries
  • Private practice and consultancy

Some of the roles you can perform as a guidance and counsellor are:

  • School counsellor
  • Career counsellor
  • Educational counsellor
  • Mental health counsellor
  • Marriage and family counsellor
  • Substance abuse counsellor
  • Rehabilitation counsellor
  • Crisis intervention counsellor
  • Employee assistance counsellor
  • Consultant and trainer

The salary and benefits of guidance and counselling graduates depend on the level of education, experience, skills, and the sector of employment. However, according to the National Bureau of Statistics, the average monthly salary of education professionals in Nigeria was N148,000 in 2019.

FAQs

Here are some of the common questions that people ask about guidance and counselling:

What is the difference between guidance and counselling?

Guidance is the process of providing direction, advice, and support to individuals or groups to help them achieve their goals and overcome their challenges. Counselling is the process of using psychological principles and techniques to help individuals or groups to understand themselves, their emotions, their problems, and their potential solutions.

What are the skills and qualities of a good guidance and counsellor?

Some of the skills and qualities of a good guidance and counsellor are:

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Communication skills: The ability to listen actively, speak clearly, write effectively, and use non-verbal cues appropriately.
Interpersonal skills: The ability to establish rapport, empathy, trust, and respect with clients and colleagues.
Problem-solving skills: The ability to identify, analyze, and resolve issues creatively and logically.
Critical thinking skills: The ability to evaluate, synthesize, and apply information and evidence objectively and rationally.
Ethical skills: The ability to adhere to the professional codes of conduct, confidentiality, and boundaries.
Cultural competence: The ability to appreciate, respect, and adapt to the diversity of clients and colleagues.
Self-awareness: The ability to recognize, understand, and manage one’s own emotions, strengths, weaknesses, and biases.
Lifelong learning: The ability to seek, acquire, and update knowledge and skills continuously and independently.

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What are the challenges and opportunities of guidance and counselling in Nigeria?

Some of the challenges of guidance and counselling in Nigeria are:

– Lack of awareness and appreciation of the role and benefits of guidance and counselling in Nigeria
– Low ratio and availability of qualified and trained guidance and counsellors in schools and other settings
– Inadequate facilities and resources for effective guidance and counselling services
– Cultural and religious barriers and stigma that may hinder clients from seeking and receiving guidance and counselling
– Ethical and legal dilemmas and conflicts that may arise in the practice of guidance and counselling

Some of the opportunities of guidance and counselling in Nigeria are:
– Increasing demand and recognition of the need and importance of guidance and counselling in various sectors and domains
– Growing awareness and advocacy of the rights and welfare of vulnerable and marginalized groups and individuals
– Emerging trends and innovations in the field of guidance and counselling, such as online and mobile counselling, artificial intelligence, and big data
– Collaboration and networking with local and international organizations and professionals in the field of guidance and counselling

Conclusion

Guidance and counselling is a rewarding and fulfilling career that can make a positive difference in the lives of many people. If you are passionate about helping others to achieve their potential and overcome their challenges, then guidance and counselling may be the right course for you. However, you need to be aware of the requirements and the subject combination for JAMB UTME and Direct Entry, as well as the challenges and opportunities of guidance and counselling in Nigeria. I hope this post has provided you with useful and relevant information about guidance and counselling. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below. Thank you for reading.

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