IMPACT OF PARENTS’ SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE STUDENTS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background to the Study

Agricultural science is a discipline that is concerned with the art and science of crop and animal husbandry to the benefit of man and his environment. It involves moving crop and animal products from production until that reach the final consumer. Rubentein (2003) sees agricultural science as a deliberate effort to modify a portion of the earth‟s surface through the cultivation of crops and raising of livestock for sustenance or economic gain. Rimando (2004) views agricultural science as the systematic raising of useful plants and livestock under the management of man. Agricultural science is therefore seen as the cultivation of soil for raising crops and livestock for producing plants and animals and the preparation of such products for man‟s use and their disposal through market outlet. Agricultural science also seeks to prepare and develop students‟ abilities to make a beginning in farming to be efficiently done. The subject matter of agricultural science covers not only crops and livestock production but also areas relating to soil management, machinery operation, processing, marketing and storage of farm produce. The National Policy on Education (NPE, 2004) and the Universal Basic Education (UBE) Act of 2004 both provide for the study of agricultural science for 6 years of primary school and 3 years of junior secondary school. The major difference lies in the structure of the new curriculum of primary school and junior secondary school, which is to run for 9 years of continuous schooling. The study of Agricultural science was introduced into the secondary school curriculum in 1967. But with the commencement of 6-3-3-4 system of education in 1980s, agricultural science was made a core subject both in the junior and senior secondary school curricula. However, the present nine years of continuous UBE schooling made agriculture an elective subject at the junior secondary level.

Statement of the Problem

Agricultural science has been playing a very vital role in the development of the nation as it has introduced agricultural consciousness in the minds of the youths towards the provision of food, employment and raw materials for the sustainability of the economy of the nation. Its inclusion in the NPE as a course of study right from primary to the university level may not be unconnected with these laudable roles it has to play in the development of the Nation.

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