Attitude of Trainee Teachers towards the Study of Agricultural Science in the Colleges of Education: the case of Gbewaa and St. John Bosco’s Colleges of Education in focus.

Aduku Aurelia Pearl, Mamudu Daniel


The study explored the extent to which parental occupation influenced the study of Agricultural Science in the Colleges of Education in Ghana. It also sought to identify the attitude of students towards Agricultural Science, determine the factors that influenced   attitude of students towards the study of Agricultural Science. Convenience sampling technique was employed to draw a sample of 120 respondents for the study. Descriptive cross-sectional survey design and a five- point Likert -type scale questionnaire was used to collect data from respondents in Gbewaa College of Education and St. John Boscos College of Education in the Upper East Region of Ghana. The results indicated that there was no significant difference in attitude of students with farming background and those without a farming background towards the study of Agricultural Science as a subject. Respondents from both Colleges had favourable attitudes towards Agricultural Science. However, some respondents perceived Agricultural Science to be difficult. It is therefore recommended that government could help provide teaching and learning resources to the Colleges of Education to help Tutors make lessons interesting and meaningful to students and also enhance understanding.

Keywords: Parental occupation, Declining, Enrolment, Farming, Non-farming

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