THE PIVOTAL ROLE OF COUNSELLING IN PROMOTING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION FOR A DIVERSIFIED ECONOMY

Stephen Oluwaseun EMMANUEL

e-mail: emmanuelstephen977@gmail.com

and

Femi John IYIOBA

e-mail: iyiobafemi100@gmail.com

Department of Educational Foundations and Counselling,

Adeyemi College of Education,

Ondo, Nigeria.

 

Abstract

There is global economic meltdown in the world today. This recession has had adverse effects on the Nigerian economy. Hence, there is the need for diversification of the economy from the oil industry as it is believed that no nation can attain relevance in the international community today without the application of science and technology in its growth road map. In attempt to diversify the Nigerian economy, Science and Technology Education need to be promoted. This paper examines the pivotal role that Counselling plays in promoting Science and Technology Education. It reveals how counselling can influence the diversification of the Nigerian economy through Science and Technology Education. Viable recommendations that will bring about entrepreneurial opportunities through the promotion of science and technology are made.

KEY WORDS: Science and Technology, Counselling, Diversification, Economy, Entrepreneur