Attitude of Undergraduate to Career Direction in Agricultural Extension Education (AEE)


This paper reviews the attitude of undergraduate to extension education and possible job opportunities influencing career direction in agricultural extension. It examined awareness level of undergraduates as well as social factors that influence prospective undergraduates in the field. Stratified random sampling techniques was used to drawn one hundred (100) students of Agricultural Extension (AE) and Agricultural Related (AR) courses in School of Agriculture, Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu to measure relevant variables using nominal and ordinal scales. The study revealed that 29.1% undergraduates that undertook AE courses at Higher National Diploma level chose the course as an opportunity for advancement. 72.7% undergraduates of Agricultural Technology at National Diploma level were oblivion about jobs opportunities available in AEE. Poor and low awareness of the importance of AEE was a key challenge to the course and as well to national development. The study however, suggested guidance and counseling about prospect of AEE to secondary school students and review of teaching curriculum as a means of creating awareness to prospective student of AEE as recommendation.

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Orowole, P. (2014) Attitude of Undergraduate to Career Direction in Agricultural Extension Education (AEE). Open Access Library Journal, 1, 1-6. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1101065.

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