Research Article
Perception of Teachers of Agriculture about Supervised Agricultural Experience Programmes (SAEP) in Secondary Schools in Ekiti and Ondo States Nigeria

Remi O. Famiwole , Emmanuel Babafemi Kolawole


APA 6th edition
Famiwole, R.O., & Kolawole, E.B. (2013). Perception of Teachers of Agriculture about Supervised Agricultural Experience Programmes (SAEP) in Secondary Schools in Ekiti and Ondo States Nigeria. European Journal of Educational Research, 2(3), 121-127. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.2.3.121

Harvard
Famiwole R.O., and Kolawole E.B. 2013 'Perception of Teachers of Agriculture about Supervised Agricultural Experience Programmes (SAEP) in Secondary Schools in Ekiti and Ondo States Nigeria', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 121-127. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.2.3.121

Chicago 16th edition
Famiwole, Remi O. and Kolawole, Emmanuel Babafemi . "Perception of Teachers of Agriculture about Supervised Agricultural Experience Programmes (SAEP) in Secondary Schools in Ekiti and Ondo States Nigeria". (2013)European Journal of Educational Research 2, no. 3(2013): 121-127. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.2.3.121

Abstract

The study investigated the perception of teachers of agriculture about Supervised Agricultural Experience Programmes (SAEP) in secondary schools in Ekiti and Ondo States. The population used for the study consisted of 520 teachers of agricultural science in all the secondary schools in Ekiti and Ondo States. The sample used for this study was 136 teachers of agricultural science drawn through a proportionate stratified sampling technique to pick four(4) teachers from each of the 34 Local Government of the two states. The Instrument used was a structured questionnaire to investigate the extend to which the teachers agreed on disagree with statemenst regarding SAEP. The questionnaire were test and re-tested yielding a reliability co-efficient of 89. (Cronbach alpha). The data for the study were analyzed using mean, standard deviation t-test and two tailed probability statistics. The probability level was set at P<0.05. Thirty eight items were generated for the study. The study found out among others that the teaching of agriculture needs improvement; that though SEAP related contents are in the agricultural science curriculum the teaching and learning of agriculture are not vocationally oriented in Ekiti and Ondo States. It was recommended among others that agricultural programmes in all schools should include supervised agricultural experience programmes, while the State School Boards in collaboration with relevant Ministries should conduct informational workshop and orientation on SAEP for educational planners, administrator and teachers of agriculture in Nigeria.

Keywords: Teaching agriculture, agricultural programme, secondary school


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