Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences

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Famiwole et al

Greener Journal of  Agricultural Sciences Vol. 2 (4), pp. 145-151, August 2012

 ISSN: 2276-7770 © 2011 Greener Journals  

Research Paper

Manuscript Number:GJAS1226


Identification of Criteria for Evaluating the Programmes and Activities of in School Youth Organizations in Agriculture in Ekiti and Ondo States Nigeria.


Famiwole Remi O., Prof. J.U. Okorie and Prof. E.B. Kolawole


Ekiti State University  EKSU, Ado – Ekiti , Nigeria.

University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.


Corresponding Author’s Email: remifamiwole @yahoo. com


The main purpose of the study was to determine the criteria for evaluating the programmes and activities of in-school youth organizations in agriculture using Ekiti and Ondo states as case study. The study was a survey research. A total of 770 respondents, purposively sampled from schools, Ministries of Education and Agriculture were used as subject for this study. The instrument used was 20 item questionnaire. Frequency distribution, mean, standard deviation, ranking order, t-test and ANOVA were used to analyze the data. The findings from the study show that evaluation of the programmes and activities of in school youth organizations in agriculture is inevitable for the purpose of programme and organization’s improvement and feedback. Based on the finding’s of this study, it was recommended among others that standard criteria should be set and reviewed regularly for use to evaluate the programmes of all in-school youth organizations in agriculture in secondary schools. It was also recommended that schools should publicize their activities and programmes through mass media, demonstrations and community development or shows.
Keywords: School Based Youth Organization, Evaluation, Agricultural Education Programmes

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