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Evaluation of the Implementation of Agricultural Education Programme in Colleges of Education in Taraba and Adamawa States, Nigeria

Garba Emmanuel Ekele, Joyce Akper Doom, and Innocent Okpa Ngbongha

Department of Agricultural Education, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria

Corresponding Author: ekelegarba@gmail.com

Abstract

This study evaluates effective implementation of agricultural education programme in Colleges of Education. The study was carried out in Taraba and Adamawa State, Nigeria. Survey research design was adopted for the study. Two research questions and one hypothesis were formulated to guide the study. The population of the study was 53 made up of 48 lecturers and 5 laboratory technologists. There was no sampling. The instrument used for data collection was a questionnaire and checklist. A 77-item structured questionnaire titled “Programme Course Contents and Facilities Questionnaire” (PCCFQ) was   developed from literature reviewed. The Cronbach Alpha method was used to determine the internal consistency of the instrument on programme course content which yielded a reliability co-efficient of 0.69. Fifty three (53) questionnaire were administered and were retrieved for data analysis. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer research question two and checklist was used to answer research question one, while t-test was used to test the null hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. Findings from the study revealed that respondents rated all the programme course content appropriate while the checklist showed that most of the facilities were rated moderately available. It was recommended amongst others that the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) should reshuffle the programme course contents such that Psycho-productive skill course dominates the curriculum of the programme to further enhance their appropriateness. It was concluded that effective implementation of agricultural education programme in Colleges of Education in the study area is based on the successful evaluation and implementation of programme course content and availability/adequacy of facilities.

Keywords: Evaluation, Implementation, Colleges of Education, Programme, Agricultural Education

How to Cite this Article:

Ekele, G. E., Doom, J. A. & Ngbongha, I. O. (2020). Evaluation of the Implementation of Agricultural Education Programme in Colleges of Education in Taraba and Adamawa States, Nigeria. VillageMath Educational Review (VER), 1(1), 78-89. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3937224

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