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The main purpose of the study was to assess the provision of guidance and counselling service in South Godar secondary schools. It was designed to study the types of service provided by service providers in South Gondar secondary schools and to investigate the attitude and awareness of Guidance & Counselling Committee (GCC) members, teachers, principals and students towards the usefulness of guidance and counselling services/programme. The study was conducted using a descriptive survey design from five secondary schools using questionnaires and interview as data gathering instruments. The total number of sampled respondents was 173, of which 100 (students) selected by simple random sampling, five school principals, 49 teachers, 19 GCC members/service providers were selected using comprehensive sampling technique. Statistical data analysis techniques were used to analyse the data and thematic analysis, i.e., qualitative analysis, was used to interpret interview and open-ended questionnaires. The study revealed that most of the secondary school service providers were provided behavioural and academic counselling and educational counselling for their students in their respective schools. The study also indicated that positive attitude and promising awareness towards guidance and counselling service among the four category respondents.
Keywords: Challenges, counselling guidance, practice and secondary school.