Eberechukwu Francisca Chigbu (PhD), Bala Albert Suleh (PhD), Patience Nwobodo


The study investigated counsellors’ roles in enhancing human capital for sustainable economic development in Enugu Education Zone. One research question and one null hypothesis formulated to guide the study was tested at .05 level of significance. The study adopted a descriptive research design. The population for the study consisted of 59 school counsellors in the 31 public secondary schools in the area. The number is small and manageable; so no sample was done. The instrument used for data collection was a 6-item questionnaire. The instrument was validated by three experts from Faculty of Education, one from measurement and evaluation and two from Guidance and Counselling all from the Faculty of Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Mean, with standard deviation and t-test statistics were used for data analysis. The study revealed, among others that counsellors ought to help in gathering information about client that will aid them in understanding their strengths and weaknesses through appraisal services. Secondly, it was also found out that there is no significant relationship between the mean ratings of male counsellors and female school counsellors in their role towards enhancing human capital for sustainable economic development in Enugu Education Zone of Enugu State, Nigeria. The study recommended, among others, that Government should create an avenue for public sensitization on the need for skills acquisition, entrepreneurship and innovative training so as to enhance human capital for sustainable development.


Counsellors’ Role, Human Capital and Sustainable Economic Development

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