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International Research Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy

Re-engineering agricultural education for sustainable development in Nigeria

Egun Anwuzie Christian1* and Egun Nkonyeasua Kingsley2

1*Department of Vocational Education, Delta State University Abraka. P.O. Box 192, Abraka Delta State Nigeria.
2Greenspring Consulting, Benin City, Edo State Nigeria.

Accepted 16 September, 2015.

Citation: Egun AC and Egun NK (2015). Re-engineering agricultural education for sustainable development in Nigeria. International Research Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 1(1): 002-005.


Copyright: © 2015 Egun AC and Egun NK. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are cited.
Abstract

Re-engineering agricultural education is the re-thinking and radical redesign/ renovation of agricultural education concepts, policies, structures and strategies aimed at achieving dramatic improvements in the performance of agriculture; and reflecting current changes in human and society development. This work reviews the present structure of agricultural education and practice in Nigeria; identifies the needed changes in the understanding of agriculture such as school agricultural science curriculum and delivery, gender disparity in school enrolment and extension work, agricultural policy and infrastructures. Recommendations for a holistic and integrated agriculture policy and policy consistency, planning of the educational process, teacher education, improvement of school enrolment and extension services, utilization of information communication technology and strategic partnership were made for national development.

Keywords: Re-engineering, agricultural education, sustainable development, policy, Nigeria.