MANAGEMENT COMPETENCE NEEDED BY AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE EDUCATION TEACHERS FOR DEVELOPING STUDENTS' ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILL IN UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION SCHOOLS IN KOGI STATE.
This study focuses on determining the management skills and competencies needed by teachers of Agriculture for effective teaching in Junior Secondary Schools in Western Senatorial District of Kogi State. Two research questions were developed and answered with the purpose of the
study. Evaluation and survey research designs were involved in the study. Sample for the study was 100 teachers of Agriculture in the Junior Secondary Schools. A twenty items psycho –productive multiple choice test and a twenty cluster item questionnaire were developed for
obtaining data. The instruments were validated by 3 experts, two from Agricultural Education and one from Measurement and Evaluation. Cronbach alpha technique was used to determine the reliability coefficient of the instrument which yielded a co-effectiveness of 0.85 for the test and 0.83 for the questionnaire the instrument were administered to the responded through the help of two research assistants. Data was collected and analyzed using frequency counts, percentage and mean to determine management competencies needed by teachers. The study found out that the teachers obtained low performance in the curriculum content of Agricultural Education Program and also needed management competencies in the same programme. It was recommended that the findings of this study be utilized to develop managerial competencies programs for teachers of Agriculture in Junior Secondary Schools in Kogi State.