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24.10.2008 Education

Expert says counselling, effective for maintaining discipline in schools

By gna

A Guidance and Counseling Co-ordinator, has said that counselling was an effective tool for maintaining peace, stability and discipline in schools.

Mr. Joe Koranteng of the Ashanti Regional Education Office, who made the observation, said students should be adequately directed and guided to practice virtue and morality.

He was addressing national service personnel, who paid a courtesy call on him at his office in Kumasi on Thursday.

Mr. Koranteng explained that students should have access to developmental, preventive, remedial and crisis counselling.

The youth, he said, were usually associated with problems in their early development and required adequate counselling to enable them to lead lives worthy of emulation.

Mr. Koranteng said that remedial counselling should be strengthened and intensified in schools through the use of appropriate techniques and methods to reduce vices and other unacceptable behaviours.