This study assessed availability, adequacy and utilization of facilities used in teaching Agricultural Science at senior secondary schools in Osogbo, Osun State.It study adopted the descriptive research design. Using random sampling technique, 10 secondary schools and 20 teachers (two per school) participated in the study. Instruments used were: Inventory of Available Facilities for Teaching Agricultural Science (r=0.77), Questionnaire on Adequacy of Facilities for Teaching Agricultural Science(r=0.96) and Questionnaire on Utilization of Agricultural Facilities (r=0.95). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics of simple percentage, mean, standard deviation and frequency counts. Results showed that Agricultural Science teaching facilities were not available. However cutlass, hoe, axe, spade, watering can, wheelbarrow, spade and rake were the only available teaching facilities while others were not (mean score = 1.54), Also, Agricultural Science facilities are not adequate (not adequate = 55%), utilization of teaching facilities were rarely utilized (mean score = 1.62). Based on the results of the findings, it was recommended that government and stakeholders should endeavour to procure the necessary teaching facilities for Agricultural Science in order to enhance the acquisition of necessary skills by students.
Ajibola A. Aboyade Availability, Adequacy and Utilisation of Resources for Teaching Agricultural Science at Secondary Schools in Osogbo, Nigeria. International Journal of Arts and Social Sciences Education, 1 (1&2), 1-9.