IMPLEMENTATION OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE CURRICULUM IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS THROUGH TEACHERS’ MOTIVATION IN ENUGU STATE
Keywords:curriculum implementation, agricultural science, regular promotions
The study focused on implementation of Agricultural Science Curriculum in Senior Secondary School through Teachers Motivation. The major purpose of the study is to determine the extent to which teachers of agricultural science in senior secondary schools in Enugu State are motivated for curriculum implementation in the subject. The study was carried out in Enugu State Nigeria using a descriptive survey research method. Two research questions guided the study to achieve the purpose of the study. The population of the study consisted of 268 respondents. There was no sampling because the entire population was manageable. Structured questionnaire were used for data collection made up of 26 items. The instrument was validated by three experts and Cronbach Alpha Statistics was used to determine the internal consistency of the instrument and a coefficient of 0.81 was obtained. A total of 268 questionnaire weere distributed and retrieved. It was analysed using weighted mean to answer the research questions. The findings of the study revealed among others that teachers of agricultural science need motivational factors such as improved animals/seeds, opportunity for sponsored excursions and fieldtrips, provision of instructional materials, provision of laboratories, regular promotions, sponsored conferences, for implementation of agricultural science curriculum in senior secondary schools in Enugu state. Based on these findings, it was recommended that the government should promptly pay allowances, adequate instructional materials and equipment should be provided in schools and agricultural science teachers should be encouraged to seek professional development courses and workshops in agricultural science.