British Journal of Education (BJE)

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Food Insecurity

Adoption of Indigenous Language (Igbo) In Teaching of Agricultural Science at the Primary School: A Panacea for Food Insecurity (Published)

This Study was carried out with the aim of ascertaining whether the adoption of indigenous language (Igbo) in teaching of Agricultural science at the primary school could help in solving food insecurity. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design. Three research questions guided the study. The population of the study comprised 350 agricultural science teachers. The sample for the study was 210, comprised 52 teachers and 158 pupils in the public primary schools in Abakaliki Education Zone of Ebonyi State. The research instrument used for the data collection was questionnaire developed by the researchers and validated by three experts. The reliability of the instrument was established using Pearson product moment correlation. The reliability coefficient of the instrument was found to be 0.79 which was considered highly reliable. The data analysis was done using mean (x̄) and standard deviation. The results of the study showed that adoption of indigenous language (Igbo) in teaching of food crop production, farm animal production and maintenance of farm tools and equipment will help in solving food insecurity in the state. Based on these findings relevant recommendations and suggestions were made.

Keywords: Agricultural Science, Food Insecurity, Indigenous Language, Primary School, Teaching

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