Category: AGRIC SCIENCE

DIETARY EFFECT OF AFRICAN WALNUT (Tetracarpidiumconophorum) ON THE GROWTH PERFORMANCEAND HISTOLOGY (HEART)OF AFRICAN CATFISH (Clariasgariepinus)

DIETARY EFFECT OF AFRICAN WALNUT (Tetracarpidiumconophorum) ON THE GROWTH PERFORMANCEAND  HISTOLOGY (HEART)OF AFRICAN CATFISH (Clariasgariepinus) CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Aquaculture production has increased tremendously in Nigeria and Clariasgariepinus is an economically important cultured fish species. Aquaculture involves the domestication and rearing of different types of aquatic animals or plants in ponds or tanks. Aquaculture has continued […]

ATTITUDE OF STUDENTS TOWARDS SCHOOL POULTRY FARM

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study Agriculture is the art and science of growing plants and other crops and the raising of animals for food, other human needs, or economic gain (Ogieva, 2003). Agriculture contributes to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), exports, generation of employment with high potentials to reduce poverty being the […]

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 […]

PROBLEMS MILITATING AGAINST RICE PACKAGE

CHAPTER ONE 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is an important food and cash crop in the world. It feeds more than half of the world’s population (Ojohomon, 1995). The world grows 153.8 million hectares of rice annually with average worldwide yield of 3,885 kg/ha. This gives a production of […]

AWARENESS OF FARMERS TOWARDS CLIMATE CHANGE

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the study According to Ayoade (2006), climate is the mean state of atmosphere of an area over a defined period of 30 years, while climate change as defined by Anon (2009) is long term significant environmental changes in the average weather that a given region experiences. Average weather includes […]

NEED ASSESSMENT OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE TEACHERS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the Study Education, skills development and life-long learning are central pillars for job performance of educated and trained individuals who teach school subjects including agricultural science who become professional teachers. A profession is connected with any prestige holding occupation that needs special occupational training. Teaching as a profession requires the […]

EFFECTS OF INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES ON STUDENTS‟ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE IN JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to the Study Agricultural science is not a new subject in the Nigerian secondaryschool curriculum.Okeh (2006) reports that agricultural science was introduce as a secondary school subject in 1967, and since then, teaching of the subject in the schools has undergone a reform through the Nigerian Policy on Education (NPE). […]