University of Ghana Counselling and Placement Centre
COUNSELING AND PLACEMENT CENTRE: The Counseling and Placement Centre offers comprehensive, professional counseling as well as a career and placement service to all members of the University. The Centre strives to maintain an independent and congenial environment in which people can freely seek information and professional help on various concerns. Counseling is confidential and is provided only at the request of, or with the concurrence of, the person involved. Students may report for individual counseling on a variety of concerns ranging from short-term academic, social, personal and family concerns to longer-term emotional and psychological problems. Group counseling is provided on specific concerns frequently expressed by students. Preventive counseling lectures and seminars are organised at various times of the year on topics intended to stimulate positive and healthy development and discourage habits which tend to create problems for students. The Centre also offers a basic career and placement service for students and alumni. Under this programme:
- Students are assisted with self-assessment and career choice, given training in
- writing applications and resumés, and performance at interviews;
- Colloquia between students and representatives of major employing organisations are held yearly at which students learn about the functions and operations of major establishments in the country, the range of jobs offered to university graduates, and the corresponding qualifications and personal attributes required;
- Students are assisted to get placement on jobs through introductory letters, direct canvassing by the Centre and liaison with employers for campus interviews.
The Centre has an information room containing literature on post-graduate and professional courses offered by this University and foreign institutions, as well as a modest collection of books and leaflets on a number of careers suitable for graduates in various disciplines.