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ERIC Number: ED020344
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 1
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A PROPOSED PROGRAM OF AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION FOR NIGERIA.
OKOYE, ANAZODO ANTHONY
DATA FOR THIS STUDY WERE SECURED FROM NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AND UNITED NATIONS DOCUMENTS TO DEVELOP A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM OF AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION DESIGNED TO INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, RAISE THE RURAL STANDARD OF LIVING, AND INCREASE THE AGRICULTURAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE TOTAL NATIONAL ECONOMY AND CULTURE. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION IN EIGHT COUNTRIES AND THE UNITED STATES WAS ALSO USED. A FORMULATED SET OF PRINCIPLES AND OBJECTIVES WERE SUBMITTED TO A BODY OF EXPERTS FOR CRITICISM AS A MEANS OF VERIFICATION. SOME FINDINGS WERE--(1) AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION HAS NOT BEEN GIVEN AN APPROPRIATE PLACE IN THE NIGERIAN SCHOOL CURRICULUM, (2) AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IS A CRITICAL ISSUE IN THE COUNTRY, (3) TEACHER EDUCATION IN AGRICULTURE FOR ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS SHOULD BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE FOUR UNIVERSITIES IN COORDINATION WITH THE FOUR SCHOOLS OF AGRICULTURE, (4) AGRICULTURAL INSTRUCTION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO FULL-TIME ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY STUDENTS WHO EXPECT TO BE FARMERS, AND (5) SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE PROGRAMS SHOULD BE CONDUCTED AT THE HOME OF THE STUDENTS. IT WAS CONCLUDED THAT THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT SHOULD ENACT A VOCATIONAL EDUCATION ACT TO PROVIDE QUALITY EDUCATION AND ADMINISTER APPROPRIATE PATTERNS OF EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES, COORDINATION, AND COOPERATION. A MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED IN THE GOVERNMENT CABINET. THIS PH.D. THESIS, WHICH WAS SUBMITTED TO PURDUE UNIVERSITY, IS AVAILABLE AS 67-5478 FOR $3.45 ON MICROFILM AND FOR $12.15 AS XEROXED COPY FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, INC., 300 NORTH ZEEB ROAD, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48106. (WB)
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Identifiers: NIGERIA