Integrity Research Journals

ISSN: 2636-5995
Model: Open Access/Peer Reviewed
DOI: 10.31248/IJET
Start Year: 2016

Effect of teaching poultry production on choice of career by Agricultural Science students in secondary schools in the Southern Senatorial Zone, Adamawa State, Nigeria   |   Article Number: 669B6ADB2   |   Vol.3 (1) - April 2019

Received Date: 29 November 2018   |   Accepted Date: 18 February 2019  |   Published Date: 30 April 2019

Authors:  Gwarkila Kaduna , Nuhu Richard* and Hamira Yoila

Keywords: Choice of career, poultry production, secondary schools, Southern Senatorial Zone

The study was carried out to investigate the effect of teaching poultry production on choice of career by Agricultural Science students in secondary schools in Southern Senatorial Zone, Adamawa State, Nigeria.  The study used survey research design.  Six hundred and forty-four (644) respondents out of 18,556 were selected from 30 schools that were purposely selected out of 175 in Southern Senatorial zones, using proportional random sampling techniques.  Two research questions and two null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study.  The instrument used for data collection was the questionnaire. Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) statistics was used to test all the two null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. All the two null hypotheses were rejected because for each of the null hypothesis the (p) value was less than 0.05 level of significance.  Among the findings of the study were: The review of the curriculum of agricultural science had direct effect on poultry production in secondary schools because the use of practical methods of teaching poultry production in secondary schools enhanced the subject learning process. Also, the ideas from extension workers and specialist in poultry production made significant effect on poultry production. The distribution of teachers according to their sex indicated that 27 of the respondents representing 96.45% were male, while one of the respondents that is 3.5% was a female. The distribution of poultry attendants according to sex showed that 25 of the respondents representing 89.29% were male, while 3 of the respondents, that is 10.71% were female. The study considered two research questions and two null hypotheses.

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