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This study analyzed students' perceptions of the role of counselling services in reducing academic failure at Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State. Three research questions were raised and answered. The research design adopted was the descriptive survey, with a population of 526 final-year students of the Faculty of Education from which a sample of 100 respondents were randomly selected. A researcher-designed instrument named 'Students' Perceptions of Counselling Services for Reducing Academic Failure Questionnaire' (SPCSRAFQ), with a reliability index of 0.74 was used to collect the data. The data were analyzed using the mean. The findings showed that there were counselling services available for reducing academic failure, notably appraisal, orientation, information, and so on. Furthermore, reasons for not seeking counselling among others included the unpopularity of counselling services and fear of being victimized using the information provided by them. The strategies for reducing academic failure included ensuring that the counsellors hold regular orientations for the students, among others. Based on the findings, some recommendations were made which include organizing activity-oriented counselling and applying cognitive restructuring therapy in disabusing the minds of the students about the roles of counselling among others.


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Dimkpa, D. I. (2023). Perceived Role of Counselling Services in Reducing Academic Failure among Education Students in Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State. Benin Journal of Educational Studies, 28(1), 161–169. Retrieved from