Enhancing human capital development through effective utilization of instructional materials on the teaching and learning of agricultural science in the Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria. 

1Onwudinjo, Louis Ejike (Ph.D), 2Nzekwe, Chinelo A., 3Hampo, Happiness Obiageri

1,2Department of Agricultural Extension and Management, Enugu State Polytechnic, Iwollo Enugu State Nigeria

3Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Ilorin

International Journal of Research in Education (IJRE)

Oasis International Journal series

Vol. 1 No. 1 December 2016

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This study focused on improving human capital development in Nigeria through the utilization of instructional materials on the teaching and learning of Agricultural Science among the senior secondary school students in Ezeagu local government area of Enugu state Nigeria. The population of the study comprised of 45 Agricultural science teachers and 6466 senior Secondary School Students from the public secondary schools in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State. The sample size of the study was 240 secondary school students. In sampling the schools, five schools were randomly sampled from the twenty nine secondary schools in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State. Tables and arithmetic mean were used to analyse the data collected for the study. The major instrument used in data collection was the questionnaire. The results showed that the grand mean obtained from the research question one and two were 2.78, 2.92.The researcher discovered amongst others, that instructional materials yield positive responses when employed in the teaching and learning of agricultural science. From the foregoing, the researcher concludes that government of every tier, education managers, teachers, students, and general public should help in making instructional material available to schools in Nigeria.

Keywords: Human Capital, Development, Effective, Utilization, Instructional Materials, Teaching, Learning.


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