The main objective of guidance and counseling is to develop potentialities of individuals to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the society and also to contribute positively to the growth of individuals and the nation at large. In the new system of education, only good guidance counsellors can help students with their choice of subjects, careers and schools or universities. Students themselves look up to the schools, to help them realize their aims in life. Parents expect the school to develop the intellectual abilities of their children. They even expect the schools to build up moral, social and career aspirations of their subjects. It is only through proper guidance and counseling services in the school that these obligations can be achieved. The authors examined, “Sustaining Quality Guidance and Counseling Services for Sustainable Growth and Development in Africa”. The paper also examined the concept of quality, the concept of guidance and counseling services, the concept of sustainable growth and the concept of development. Challenges of implementing quality guidance and counseling services, sustainable quality guidance and counseling services for sustainable growth and development in Africa were highlighted. Conclusion and recommendations were made in line with the topic of discussion that; seminars and workshops should be organised to enhance the teachers’ understanding of Guidance and Counselling services in schools. This could equip teachers with skills necessary to deal with their students’ problems. The principals in secondary schools to put in place guidance and counseling services and provide an office where privacy is made a priority. This will encourage more students to visit the office. Mass media might be used to increase people’s awareness on the importance of Guidance and Counselling services.
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