IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF AGRRICULTURAL SCIENCE TEACHING AND LEARNING IN JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ROUMBA SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA
The study was designed tofind out the ways of improving the quality of Agricultural Science teaching and learning in JSS with particular reference to Orumba South Local Government Area Three research questions guided the study. The population of the study consisted of 32 Agricultural Science teachers in secondary schools of Orumba South Local Government Area. Questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. Instrument was validated by experts and Cronbach Alpha Reliability Coefficient was used to determine the internal
consistence of the instrument. The instrument yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.88. Mean
statistics was used to answer the research questions. Problems confronting
implementation of Agricultural science in J S S level includes amongst others lack of qualified teachers, curricula overloaded with content and not related to societal needs, lack of equipment, areas of the subject that needed reform included teaching strategies, skill development, material resources and information communication technology. The Reform
strategies to be adopted includes amongst others restructuring of the curriculum to include
contents relevant to societal needs, training and retraining of teachers, equipping laboratories and provision of material resources.