STRENGTHENING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AS AGENT OF CHANGE THROUGH COUNSELLING

DR (MRS) M.K. SOETAN AND ADEMIKANRA A.O.

Adeyemi College ofducatio

Email Address:m.soetan@yahoo.com

Abstract: The whole world has turned to a global village, ways of doing things have changed and the traditional ways of handling matters have also changed. The old method of acquiring and disseminating information in the society has also undergone changes, there is transformation of service delivery, which includes counselling. Importance of Information and Communication Technology in counselling and the world in general cannot be over emphasized Hence, this paper focuses on concept of ICT, social networking and role of counselling in strengthening ICT as agent of change. It was recommended that there should be adequate provision of ICT facilities in schools and the facilities should be made available in counselling room to encourage effective use by counsellors.