Addressing the Menace of Youth Idleness via Agriculture and Adult Education Programmes in Bayelsa State, Nigeria

ADDRESSING THE MENACE OF YOUTH IDLENESS VIA AGRICULTURE AND ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMMES IN BAYELSA STATE, NIGERIA

DR. SARAH OGAH ADUWARI

DEPARTMENT OF ADULT AND NON-FORMAL EDUCATION

ISAAC JASPER BORO COLLEGE OF EDUCATION,

SAGBAMA, BAYELSA STATE

sarahaduwari@yahoo.com

Abstract

Agricultural science in general is linked with the development of any nation in the world. Agricultural science as a vocation and discipline opens and shuts more doors for men and women than any other content area. Despite the importance of agricultural sector to the development of any nation and the frequent campaigns encouraging the Nigerian populace to harness the potentials in it, the unemployment rate has continued to increase significantly. This study addresses the issue of youth idleness via agriculture and adult education programmes in Bayelsa State. The concept of youth idleness, adult education programmes and agricultural strategies were clarified. Youth idleness in Bayelsa State, the place of adult education and Agricultural science in addressing the menace of youth idleness was discussed. It was recommended that adult education programme should be improved to accommodate strategies for disseminating agricultural strategies amongst youths.

Keywords: Youth Idleness, Agricultural Science, Adult Education Programmes

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Aduwari, S.O. (2022). Addressing the Menace of Youth Idleness via Agriculture and Adult Education Programmes in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. International Journal of Research in Education and Sustainable Development, 2(1), 48-53. Available online at: https://www.ijaar.org/articles/ijresd/v2n1/ijresd-v2n1-Jan22-p2119.pdf.

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