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International Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Technology

ISSN: 2455-815X



Abstract Open Access
Research Article PTZAID: IJASFT-2-109

Resource Management Skills in Sorghum Growing Enterprise for Training Youths for Employment in Kwara and Kogi State, Nigeria

Muhammed D Ibrahim*, Shishi Christopher Mkulega, Abbas N Abdullahi

The purpose of this study was to identify resource management skills in sorghum growing enterprise for training youths for employment in Kwara and Kogi State. The study adopted survey research design. Two research questions .The hypotheses were formulated and tested at the probability of 0.05.The study was  carried out in Kwara and Kogi States. The population for the study was 499 made up of 199 teachers of agricultural science, 239 agricultural extension agents and 61 lecturers of agricultural education. The  sample for the study was 257 made up of 100 teachers, 96 extension agents and 61 Lecturers. 40% proportionate stratified random sampling technique was used to select sample of teachers and extension agents while the entire population of the lecturers was involved in the study. The instrument used for data collection was a 36 resource management skills structured questionnaire which was face-validated by three experts 2 in the Department of Agricultural Education and 1 in the Department of Crop Production University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Cronbach alpha method was used to determine the internal consistency of  the questionnaire items and a reliability coefficient of 0.87 was obtained. Two hundred and fifty seven copies of the questionnaire were distributed to the respondents with the help of four research assistants. All the copies of the questionnaire were retrieved and analyzed using weighted mean and standard deviation to answer the research questions while the hypotheses were tested using t-test statistics at the probability of was found out that all the 36 resource management skills identified in sorghum growing enterprise were required by youths. It was also found out that from the hypothesis tested that there is no significant difference in the responses of the three groups of the respondents on the 36 resource management skills in orghum growing enterprise. The study Therefore, recommended that thirty six (36) identified resource management skills be packaged into a programme and sent to the skill acquisition centres for training youths and other interested individual for employment in Kwara and Kogi States,

Published on: Nov 10, 2016 Pages: 16-20

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