The purpose of this study was to assess the adequacy of professional training received by senior and junior agricultural extension staff in Imo and Anambra States, Eastern Nigeria. The subjects included 51 senior and 165 junior agricultural extension staff representing a 32% proportionate random sample of the population. An interview schedule and a training need identification check list were developed and used to collect data for the study.The findings show that 37% of the senior and 61% of the junior staff considered that they did not have adequate training to perform effectively as adult educators. Their greatest need for additional training was in the areas of technical agriculture, programme planning and design of instruction, programme evaluation and communication skills, indicating an apparent paucity of training in extension/adult education methodology and processes.
Agricultural Administration 04/1980; 7(2-7):79-86. DOI:10.1016/0309-586X(80)90070-9