EFFECTS OF DEMONSTRATION AND LECTURE METHODS OF TEACHING APICULTURE ON PERFORMANCE OF AGRIC STUDENTS IN ADAMAWA STATE UNIVERSITY, NIGERIA

Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 14 ISSUE 2
Written by Muhammad Rabi’u JA'AFAR-FURO, Yusuf ABDULLAHI, Buba Enoch BADGAL

A study was conducted using two (2) sets of 400 levels students to determine the effects of a combined demonstrationand lecture methods of teaching apiculture on one hand, and lecture method on another, on performance of learnersin the Faculty of Agriculture, Adamawa State University (ADSU), Mubi, Nigeria. Data were collected byobservation of students’ scores, and personal verification of records/files to obtain information on age, gender andqualification at admission of both sets of students, whereas cost of instructional materials were determined throughthe Departmental Store Invoice (DSI). Descriptive statistics, computed cost components and correlation analyseswere employed in the analyses of the data. Results revealed that while majority (52.00%) of the ConventionalStudents (CS) fell within the age range of 20-25 years, a larger proportion of the Sasakawa Students (SS) werewithin 31-35 years. Gender-wise, males accounted for the bulk of the students with 68.00% and 78.26% for CS andSS, respectively. In spite of the fact that Lecture Method (LM) had lower cost implication, it was found to be moreefficient as a method of instruction among the students than a combined Demonstration and Lecture Methods(DLM). The male students slightly (0.456) performed better than their female (0.246) counterparts, with bothcoefficients significant at P<0.05. Its concluded that the application of LM of instruction was slightly more efficientthan a combined DLM among the agriculture students of ADSU. Also, the male students were found to performslightly better than the females. While the DLM could be more appropriate at primary and secondary schools, theLM is being recommended at tertiary level based on the findings of this study.

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Ja'afar-Furo M.R., Abdullahi Y., Badgal B. E. 2014, EFFECTS OF DEMONSTRATION AND LECTURE METHODS OF TEACHING APICULTURE ON PERFORMANCE OF AGRIC STUDENTS IN ADAMAWA STATE UNIVERSITY, NIGERIA. Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 14 ISSUE 2, PRINT ISSN 2284-7995, 173-178.


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