Volume : 8, Issue : 7, JUL 2022

EXTENT OF THE UTILIZATION OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE (IGBO) IN TEACHING AND LEARNING OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE AT THE JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS

NDEM, J. U., NWIGWE, N.

Abstract

This Study was carried out with the aim of ascertaining the extent of utilization of indigenous language (Igbo) in the teaching and learning of Agricultural science at the Junior Secondary Schools in Ebonyi State. Four research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. The design of the study was descriptive survey research design and the population of the study was three hundred and thirty six (336) agricultural science teachers and students. The sample for the study was 218   comprised 88 agricultural science teachers and 130 students. The instrument for data collection was the researchers’ structured questionnaire designed in 4 – points rating scale, to elicit responses from the respondents. The data analysis was done using mean, standard deviation for the research questions and t-test was used to test the hypotheses. The results of the study showed that the indigenous language (Igbo) is highly utilized in teaching and learning of Agricultural science at the Junior Secondary Schools. Based on the findings, it was recommended that Agricultural Science teachers should be encouraged more to facilitate agricultural science learning and teaching by using indigenous language at the Junior Secondary Schools. Secondly, the government of Ebonyi State should encourage and promote the indigenous languages in schools by motivating the Igbo language teachers.

Keywords

INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE, IGBO, AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE, UTILIZATION, JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

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