Agritourism as an Effective Strategy for Teaching of Fish Processing By Agricultural Education Lecturers in Colleges of Education in North-Central, Nigeria

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This study was on Agritourism as effective strategy for teaching of fish processing by Agricultural Education Lecturers in Colleges of Education in North-Central, Nigeria. Specific objectives were to identify relevant content of fish processing methods that can be used in agritourism and facilities that can be used to teach fish processing in Agritourism. Two research questions guided the study. The study adopted instrumentation design. The population for the study was 163 respondents. There was no sampling. The instrument titled: Fish Processing Method and Facilities Questionnaire (FPMFQ) was adopted from intensive literature reviewed and was validated by three experts in Fishery Department of Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University Makurdi. The instrument was trial tested and the data collected was analyzed using Cronbach Alpha method. A reliability coefficient of 0.97 was obtained. The instrument was used to collect data with the help of 5 research assistants. The data collected was analyzed using mean and standard deviation. The result revealed that all the 41 items on content of fish processing methods were relevant. Eleven items on facilities that can be used in teaching students were necessary. It was therefore concluded that agritourism be established where experts can teach students fish processing using the right method and facilities. Recommendation was made that facilities necessary for fish processing be made available by government or non-governmental organizations at the agritourism centre for competency development.
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