Discourse Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Volume 5 Issue 4 Page 35 - 43. July 2017

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Evaluation of Skill Programmes for the Physically Challenged Persons in Vocational Agriculture Centres in Kebbi and Sokoto States, Nigeria

O. N. Agbulu,   Ekele, G. E  and Adamu, Sunday Danbauchi

1Department of Vocational Agriculture and Technology Education, University of Agriculture, Makurdi-Benue State, Nigeria


Abstract

The study was conducted to evaluate the skills offered to the physically challenged persons in Kebbi and Sokoto States. Two objectives guided the study while two research questions were answered and two hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. Survey research design was adopted by the study. The population of the study was 85 respondents made up of 25 teachers in Kebbi state and 60 teachers in Sokoto state vocational agricultural centres. There was no sampling because the entire population was involved in the study. A 88- items structured questionnaire was developed from the literature and used for data collection. Three experts validated the instrument, while Crombach alpha reliability method was used to determine the internal consistency of the items and reliability co-efficient of 0.86 was obtain. Data collected was analyzed using mean and standard deviation to answer the questions while t-test statistics was used to test the null hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. Findings of the study revealed that 23 skills were required in primary tillage equipment, instructional methods used for training physically challenged in the secondary tillage equipment were moderately suitable. The result of the null hypothesis tested revealed that there was no statistical significance difference in the mean ratings of the two groups of respondents (teachers in Kebbi and teachers in Sokoto States) and on the training in primary tillage equipment, suitability of instructional methods used for training in secondary tillage equipment. The study recommend tha tskills required for training physically challenged persons in primary tillage equipment identified by this study should be developed into training modules by agricultural educators and utilized by teachers/trainers in vocational agriculture centres for training of physically challenged persons to enhance skill acquisition.

Keywords: Vocation, Vocational Agriculture, Skill, Programme, Physically Challenged and Evaluation

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