| James Kon |
THE hard work of school counsellors and career guidance teachers in secondary schools and colleges nationwide has earned praises from principals and parents after seeing positive changes in students after attending counselling sessions.
Acting Head of Counselling and Career Division of the Department of Schools at the Ministry of Education, Ali Yusri bin Haji Abdul Gafor, yesterday lauded the positive impact of counselling during a meeting and sharing session on 2015’s activity planning. The event was held at Katok Secondary School.
Ali Yusri revealed that the importance of having a counsellor in each school was highlighted by principals, who also requested an increase in counsellors in their respective schools.
“Parents have commended the hard work of school counsellors, as they see positive changes in their children after counselling sessions.”
Touching on the subject of career guidance, he added, “Career guidance teachers have tremendously helped students who are struck by the dilemma of choosing their subjects and fields of study.
“The teachers also have demonstrated a positive response in helping students.”
He also lauded the counsellors and teachers in primary schools who have help students with learning techniques, self-motivation, time management and early preparations prior to moving into secondary school.
He also revealed that there are discussions with a private institution in the country to offer a degree in Counselling.
Among the other advice conveyed during the briefing were for counsellors and career guidance teachers to become role models to the students and for them to be open minded so students will see them in a positive light.
He also reminded the teachers and counsellors not to break the law.