|dc.description.abstract||The purpose of the study was to determine the management of learner
counselling at LHS. The little information on career counselling in post-apartheid
South Africa as most information dates back to the Bophuthatswana era.
Data was gathered through questionnaires and interviews. These were used to
determine management of student counselling in the areas of: number of
learners in class, availabilityof career counselling, and the importance of career
counselling, parental involvement and departmental and community involvement
in the education of learners.
The response from the sample under study indicated that there is no active
participation in the management of career counselling by all the stakeholders.
Departmental involvement, is urgent, as more learners leave school, not ready
and unarmed with relevant and important information. It is recommended that
career counselling be a compulsory subject.
The introduction of career counselling mechanisms will guide the school
counsellor in identifying the needs of the learners, thus eliminating problems that
may be encountered. This can be attained by the creation of more posts for
school counselllors by the Department of Education.
The counsellor at times lacks the necessary information, training and support
from the education department to guide learners. A lack of career centers further
exacerbates poor counselling in schools.||en