Assessment of agricultural science teachers’ attitude towards school farm in senior schools in Ilorin East LGA, Kwara State.

Afolabi, K.O., Adesanya, E.O., Shuaib, S.B. & Jimoh, S.B. (2020)

the journal article is a descriptive survey of secondary school agricultural teachers' attitude toward the use of school farms in teaching agriculture in Kwara state, Nigeria


The study assessed agricultural science teachers’ attitude towards school farm in senior secondary schools in Ilorin East LGA of Kwara State. The study adopted a descriptive research of the survey type. The sample of the study consisted of one hundred and twenty (120) randomly selected agricultural science teachers. Four research questions were raised and answered in the study. The instrument used for data collection was a researcher- designed questionnaire. Data obtained were analyzed using percentages, mean and Spearman rank correlation statistics .The study revealed that agricultural science teachers had positive attitudes towards school farm work irrespective of school type, academic qualifications and availability of farm tools. Based on the findings of the study it was recommended that adequate incentives should be given to the Agricultural science teachers to sustain their positive attitude towards school farm; also private and public schools should give proper attention to planning and management of school farm while teachers’ academic qualifications should not be used as a yardstick for implementing programmes on school farm.