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The purpose of the study was to assess status of counselling services in secondary schools in Keren sub-zone, Anseba region, Eritrea. The research was anchored on Social Learning Theory of Albert Bandura. The study used convergent parallel mixed method research design. Questionnaires and interview guide were used to collect the data. A sample of 306 students, 20 teachers, 5 head masters, 5 teacher counsellors were used for this study. Systematic sampling, simple random and purposive sampling were used to select the schools and the participants. The validity and reliability of the instruments was guaranteed by piloting and Cronbach Alpha technique. Data gathered through questionnaires were processed using descriptive statistical techniques involving frequencies, percentages and means. The results were then presented using tables, pie charts and bar graphs. Data gathered through interview guides were analysed and presented using quotes, themes and narrative descriptions. The findings of the study showed that counselling was minimally used in the secondary schools in Keren subzone. Majority of students, 57.6% and teachers, 75% reported that their schools did not have counselling service.
Key words: Counselling services, status, students, counsellor, teacher, head teachers.
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