The Guidance and Counseling Office (GCO) is an important integral component of the institution especially designed to promote student welfare and development. It is headed by an Office Head who is a qualified Guidance Counselor directly reporting to the Dean of the Office of Student Affairs and Services (OSAS) imbued with all the powers, rights, duties and responsibilities stipulated by the existing laws of the Republic of the Philippines, as well as the rules and regulations of the school.
Philosophy of the GCO
The Guidance & Counseling Office (GCO) of Samar College under the Office of Student Affairs and Services believes that despite individual differences, students have the right to realize the fullest of their potentials through the assistance of a comprehensive guidance and counseling service and program.
Goal of the GCO
It is the primary duty and responsibility of the Guidance & Counseling Office (GCO) to help students overcome their immediate problems and equip them with all the necessary support they need to meet future problems; thus, the Guidance & Counseling Office (GCO) has to provide meaningful and holistic forms of guidance and counseling services and programs suitable to the students’ needs and conditions.
Objectives of the GCO
The Guidance and Counseling Office (GCO) intends:
- to gather substantial information about the students enrolled in the institution to help both the administrator and the students come up with programs suitable for the data gathered
- to enable students to use relevant and significant information to reasonably guide their choices and actions inside and outside of the school. This service makes available to learners certain kinds information not ordinarily provided through the instructional program or during the regular period of instruction.
- to enable the students and personnel help themselves in difficulties encountered, to adjust to unpredictable pressures, to safeguard sound body, mind and spirit in order to pursue undisrupted but productive schooling and to promote supportive relationship.
- to secure information about former students and provide continuing services for students after they leave school.
- to provide assistance for vocational and occupational fitness and employment to all students especially the new enrollee and the graduating class.
- to provide aid the problem of student drop – outs by comprehensive follow – up service by citing its causes and providing solution with the help of the administration.
- Inventory Service
- Information Service
- Counseling Service
- Career and Job Placement
- Monday to Friday 8:00AM-12:00NN