An Appraisal on the Readiness of Secondary Schools toward the Attainment of Self-Reliance through Agricultural Science Education in North East Nigeria (Published)
This paper examined the readiness of secondary schools toward the attainment of self-reliance through agricultural science education. Survey research design was adopted for this study. The population of the study comprises of all SSIII students and teachers of agricultural science in the nine selected secondary schools in the north eastern part of Nigeria. Data was collected using researcher’s developed questionnaire on four Linkert scale. The data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics. Some of the major findings of this research was; Nigerian agricultural science curriculum is appropriate in terms of goal and content in making students to be self-reliant after graduation, facilities and equipment for the teaching of Agric science are not adequate in meeting the need of students. Some recommendations were made; funds should be made available for the purchase of equipment for the teaching of practical, awareness should be created to students on the importance of Agric science in making them self-reliant.
Citation: Alhamdu Ishaya and Dahiru Lamaran Bello (2022) An Appraisal on the Readiness of Secondary Schools toward the Attainment of Self-Reliance through Agricultural Science Education in North East Nigeria,,
Investigating the link between Self-Concept and Job Performance of Agricultural Science Teachers in selected Secondary Schools in Namibia’s Zambezi Region (Published)
A teacher’s job performance is impacted by diverse components including, among others, the individual self-concept in teaching a particular school subject. The teacher’s self-concept is the perception or belief that he/she has about his/her psychological well-being and occupational satisfaction. The study investigated the job performance self-concept of Agricultural Science teachers in selected secondary schools in Zambezi Region of Namibia. A qualitative research design involving an individual face-to-face interview was used to collect data on teachers’ job performance self-concept from a sample of 12 participants. The study used purposive sampling to select the 12 participants made up of 6 male and 6 female Agricultural science teachers currently teaching in the study area. The results of the study revealed that the majority of the participants were proficient in both theory and practical skills, while a handful further indicated that they could identify the needs of the syllabus and that of the learners. These components were considered essential in nurturing learners’ achievement in Agricultural Science. The study further revealed that gender plays no significant role concerning teacher’s competencies in teaching Agricultural Science in the Zambezi region. However, it was found that the participants who had more years of Agricultural Science teaching experience were better equipped with subject content knowledge than their less experienced counterparts.
Contribution Of Information Communication Technology To Effective Teaching And Learning Of Agricultural Science In Some Selected Public And Private Secondary Schools In Ibadan North East Local Government In Oyo State (Published)
This study investigates contribution of information communication technology to effective teaching and learning of agricultural science in some selected public and private secondary schools in Ibadan North East Local Government in Oyo State. A descriptive survey research design was adopted and a total population of one hundred (100) students and twenty (20) teachers; fifty (50) students from Ten (10) of the public and private secondary schools respectively and Ten (10) teachers from Ten of the public and private schools were randomly selected for the study. A self-structured questionnaire was used to collect information and a simple percentage and frequency count was used to analyses the collected data also the 4 point likert scale analysis was used to identify various contribution of ict to effective teaching and learning of agricultural science among both the teachers and students in the study area. The results of the findings showed that the use of computer technology in teaching and learning of agricultural science makes the subject more simple, understandable and improves the understanding of the students. It also revealed that students do not have adequate access to Information and Communication Technology ( ICT) facilities in their schools except on their phones. Furthermore, the finding showed that majority of the private secondary schools are using computer technology effectively. In-service training on the use of computer technology and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) should be organized for the teachers and students in public secondary schools by the government.