Perception of Agricultural Science/Home Economics as a Career among Senior Secondary School Students in Abia State, Nigeria

Ibeku High School in Umuahia Municipality was chosen for this project based on the criteria set by the supervising bodies; the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN), and the coordinating Research Institute; the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike. Adopting a participato...

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Volume: 8
Main Author: Nathaniel Chika Ezebuiro Kenneth Chikwado Ekwe Ekwuruchi Ogbonna Mbanaso Flora Ngozi Nwakor Godwin Ndubuisi Asumugha Justin Enyinnaya Ewuziem
Format: Journal Article
Language: Chinese
Place of publication: 2014
published in: Journal of life sciences (Libertyville, Ill.) Vol. 8; no. 6; pp. 533 - 543
Data of publication: 2014
ISSN: 1934-7391
Alternate Title: Perception of Agricultural Science/Home Economics as a Career among Senior Secondary School Students in Abia State, Nigeria
Discipline: Biology
Bibliography: Ibeku High School in Umuahia Municipality was chosen for this project based on the criteria set by the supervising bodies; the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN), and the coordinating Research Institute; the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike. Adopting a participatory approach involving the research team, students and agricultural science teachers, some tuber and root crops-based technologies were demonstrated at the school farm. One hundred and nine respondents drawn for the study was to assess their interest and career in agriculture and occupational values. Students make important decisions that are strongly linked to their attitudes towards such activities. Poor student enrolment into agricultural professionals have been blamed on poor emolument of agricultural personnel and lack of motivational incentives in accordance with the nature of the profession among others, resulting to the profession's unattractiveness to young minds. In Nigeria, the attitude of youths towards
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