OCCUPATIONAL CHOICE OF YOUTHS AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN OVO STATE OF NIGERIA

Authors

  • E A Laogun Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile -Ife

Keywords:

OCCUPATIONAL CHOICE, YOUTHS, AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT

Abstract

The study examined the factors which influence the occupational choice of youths in Oyo State ofNigeria. Information was obtained through the use of structured questionnaire. Results of data analysisindicate that 30% of respondents chose medicine as their career, 22.5% chose engineering as theirfuture occupation, while careers in computer science came third (20%) in the occupational choice ofthe respondents and agriculture and teaching occupations attracted 6% and 5% respectively. Parentsare more influential in assisting the youths with their occupational aspirations. Agricultural occupationis not favoured by a great majority of respondents because of lack of clear understanding as to whatare involved in agricultural occupations. The paper provides different ways of educating students aboutcareer choice.

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Laogun, E. A. (2015). OCCUPATIONAL CHOICE OF YOUTHS AND AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN OVO STATE OF NIGERIA. Journal of Agricultural Extension, 3(1). Retrieved from https://journal.aesonnigeria.org/index.php/jae/article/view/323

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General Extension and Teaching Methods