The Counseling Association of Nigeria says it has come out with a bill which makes counseling compulsory beginning from primary school’s level.
The National president of counseling association of Nigeria CASSON Prof Elizabeth Egbochuku stated this at a Facilities tour inspection of venues to be used for the upcoming conference of the association with the theme “counseling and social inclusion ” coming up from Monday 19th – to Friday 23rd August 2019 at Ebitimi banigo hall Abuja campus university of port Harcourt.
She said the bill which is waiting for the president accent will address the social, cultural and emotional trauma faced by young people
Prof Elizabeth explained that the policy will make it mandatory for all state government to adopt and implement the bill which makes it compulsory for primary, Secondary schools and tertiary institutions to have counseling as a subject to address the emerging challenges faced by young people
She also called on state government to work with the ministry of Education to ensure that pupils and student maximize the opportunities in counseling to address issues they face on a daily basis.
For her part, the state chairperson of counseling association of Nigeria Dr Chinelo Joy ugwu told correspondent that the counseling policy if implemented will tackle the Menace of cultism in Rivers state
She also called on counselors to turn out enmass and support for the upcoming VASSON event.