NEED AND EXTENT OF RELIGION AS A CATALYST FOR MANAGEMENT OF GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING TO STUDENTS IN KENYAN SCHOOLS
This research project was a compilation of an evaluation of the role of religion as a catalyst to guidance and counseling in schools in Kenya. Identification of the problem experienced in most schools as a result of drug abuse, early pregnancies, early marriages, stealing, truancy, lying, cheating in examinations and gender based violence has been done. Research questions, objectives of the study and the hypotheses have been derived. The study contains a detailed background to the problem, significance, scope, methodology in addition to literature review. The literature based on the needs and tasks of human beings but with particular emphasis on adolescents have been reviewed. Issues on morals and their impact on individual life have been tackled. The role of parents and church in establishing basic moral foundation has been given attention. The study established that the school’s major role is to foster the right atmosphere for the child’s growth and development. Among the factors that foster instruction and by extension help to harmonize the material component of the school is, but not limited to religion, which plays a catalytic role.