ORIENTATION AND MATRICULATION LECTURE FOR NEW STUDENTS OF 2017/2018 ACADEMIC SESSION BY MRS LYDIA LAYO OKE, DIRECTOR GUIDANCE & COUNSELING
TOPIC: GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING SERVICES IN TERTIARY INSTITUTION
DATE: 17TH APRIL, 2018
VENUE: YETUNDE OYEWOLE AUDITORIUM, IGBAJO POLYTECHNIC
The chairman of this occasion,
The Visitor of the Polytechnic, HRM Oba, Engineer Fashade, AKeran IV, Owa of Igbajo Land.
The Chairman, Board of Trustees, lgbajo Polytechnic, Chief Olajide Oyewole — Otun of lgbajo Land,
The Chairman Governing Council,
The Council Members, Guest Speakers,
The Rector and Management of lgbajo Polytechnic,
Member of Staff, lgbajo Polytechnic,
Ladies and Gentlemen.
PREAMBLE: l thank God Almighty, who allowed this event to come up. It is my pleasure to welcome all our fresh students to the orientation lecture towards the 8th Matriculation programme. l hereby wish to talk to you on guidance and counseling services in tertiary institution.
Let me just make a brief definition of the term Guidance and Counseling (G & C)
G & C services can be defined as a group of services to individuals to assist them in securing knowledge and skills needed in making plans and services and in interpreting life. Therefore, G & C services are designed to help students to recognize, accept and develop their potential, adjust to school and develop the skill they need to cope with the problems they meet.
Therefore, these are the services under Guidance and Counseling: Orientation service, Information service, Placement service, Appraisal service, Counseling service, Follow-up service and Referral service.
HOW CAN STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM THESE SERVICES?
New students are given Counseling case ﬁle form to fill the following data for counseling services:
It will give insight to the counselor about the student’s personal social life such as dressing, morality and their interpersonal relationship in general.
Year of admission
Year of graduation
It will aid the counselor to help the students to discover their interests, abilities, capacities, self-concepts and skill study habits.
1. List major Happy events experienced since birth.
Happy events can be referred to as pleasant emotions as joy, happiness delight, pleasure, affection and healthy living.
2. List major sad events experienced since birth.
These are unpleasant emotions like anger, aggression, fear, anxiety and jealousy which can lead to cultism, disturbances, riots. etc.
If pleasant emotions is more than unpleasant emotions from the information collected from these events, invariably such students will have satisfactory feelings, deal with their colleagues with love affection. They will see life as worth living but if otherwise; such students would be exposed to frustration, pain and conflicts.
Therefore, it is the duty of the counselor to make those students to see that life can still be worth living with happiness and peace through counseling services.
What are your major life ambitions?
Career and marital counseling will assist the students to achieve their life ambitions.
EFFECTIVE STUDY HABIT
Students can make their studies interesting and enjoyable if it is effectively planned and carried out accordingly. There are some clues to effective study habit.
DECISION ON DRESS CODE FOR STUDENTS
Management considered the proposals sent in by representative and approved these weekly dress code in one of its meeting.
Please promote excellence for our great institution through your character and dressing. lgbajo Polyetchnic does not want to produce irresponsible students and will punish any offender. We are ready _to_ engage students in research activities. We are not restricting ourselves to certificate alone, but with moral aspect. We are ready to set up a higher moral standard which other institutions in the country will be happy to emulate.
Violators would be sanctioned. Some of the punishments for culprits include:
Finally, guidance and counseling serves the quality assurance and quality control roles in the educational system. It is able to detect defects in the character of students, nib it in the bud, prevent permanent deficiency and produce people with good character in the process. lt also help in the development of skills, attitudes and potentials of Nigerian youths so as to realize their fullest possible capabilities for national development.
By God’s grace, you will all succeed and people will celebrate you.
Thank you and God bless.
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