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ERIC Number: EJ1126504
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Technical Training Skills Needs of Youth for Sustainable Job Security in Rice Production in Ebonyi State, Nigeria
Edu, Chukwuma Nwofe; Ogba, Ernest Ituma
Journal of Education and Practice, v7 n35 p98-102 2016
The study identifies technical training skills needs of youth for sustainable job security in rice production in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. This study was carried out in secondary schools in three educational zones in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Ebonyi state is one of the states in the southeast geopolitical zone in Nigeria. Descriptive survey design was adopted for this study. Target population was 317 made up of 300 registered rice farmers, 5 Agricultural education lecturers and 12 Agricultural extension agents. Sample for the study was 267. Simple random sampling technique was used in selecting the respondents. Four research questions guided the study. The instrument used for data collection was structured questionnaire developed by the researchers. Three experts validate the instrument, one expert from Measurement and Evaluation, Department of science education and two from Agricultural education option, in Technology Vocational Education in the same Ebonyi State University Abakaliki. The Cronbach Alpha reliability coefficient was used to test the internal consistency of the item statement and the reliability co-efficient of 0.78 was found. Instruments were administered to respondents. Data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation, result revealed that table 2, 3 and 4 all the items statement were needed with 2.50 and above while table 1 item 10 and 11 statements were not needed with mean score below 2.50. Among the recommendations made was that the technical training skills identified should be used in train youth for maximum rice production in Ebonyi State.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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