Guidance and counselling services and programs promote the personal/social, educational, and career development of all students.

Guidance is a helping relationship.
It is a total program provided for pupils by teachers, administrators, guidance specialists and other school personnel on a continuous basis.
It is aimed at assisting the individual to understand and accept himself and his world thereby becoming a more effective, more productive and happier human being.
It takes place with normal people who may be experiencing situational crisis.

Most people, however, view education in terms of schooling in the academic environment