Authors: Abubakar, S. Z., Abdulhamid, A., Yaduma, P. S., Jibrin, A. G.
Journal Article | Publish Date: 17/December/2020
Abstract The study determined the capacity building needs of agricultural education lecturers for crop improvement instructional delivery in colleges of education in Northern Nigeria. The study had 2 objectives, 2 research questions and 2 null hypotheses as guide. The study was delimited to agricultural education lecturers for crop improvement instructional delivery in Colleges of Education in Northern Nigeria. Descriptive survey design with the population of 497 Agricultural education lecturers was used. Cluster sampling technique was used to select 157 samples using nine Colleges of Education offering Agricultural education in the study area. Descriptive statistics of mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions and null hypotheses were tested using ANOVA at 0.05 level of significance. Results indicated among others that agricultural education lecturers need capacity building in application of mendelian genetics for crop improvement instructional delivery in colleges of education in northern Nigeria and also showed that capacity building of lecturers on genetic variability among crops for crop improvement instructional delivery in colleges of education is needed. There is a significant difference among the responses of agricultural education lecturers of northern Nigeria on capacity building needs for application of Mendelian genetics and genetic variability among crops for crop improvement instructional delivery in Colleges of Education. The study recommended among others that the colleges of education should improve on training of agricultural education lecturers in crop improvement in order to improve their capacity for instructional delivery through refresher courses, workshops, seminars and conferences relating to crop improvement. Agricultural Education lecturers should equip themselves with basic knowledge of crop improvement in order to improve their capacity for instructional delivery in Colleges of Education. Keywords: Capacity building needs, Agricultural Education, Crop Improvement.
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