The RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SELECTED SCHOOL FARM FACTORS AND THE ACQUISITION OF AGRICULTURAL SKILLS AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN MALAVA SUB-COUNTY, KAKAMEGA COUNTY, KENYA

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Practical agricultural skills, School farm factors, Agriculture, Secondary schools

Abstract

One of the objectives of teaching Agriculture at the secondary school level is to equip learners with practical agricultural skills as it is deemed as one of the most effective solution to unemployment and food insecurity. The school farm facility provides an opportunity for the learners to put into practice the theoretical concepts learned in the classroom. This study aimed at establishing the relationship between selected school farm factors and the acquisition of agricultural skills among secondary school students in Malava Sub-County, Kakamega County, Kenya. The school farm factors were; availability, level of, accessibility, adequacy and utilization. Correlational research design was adopted. A sample size of 180 respondents which comprised of 165 form three Agriculture students and 15 teachers of Agriculture from 15 schools participated in this study. Questionnaires and an observation guide were used as the data collection tools. Chi-square test of independence was used to analyze the findings of this study aided by the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 26. The study established that among the school farm factors, only level of utilization and level of adequacy have a significant relationship to the level of skill acquisition among the students

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2024-03-01