AGRIC / AGRICULTURE AS A CORE SUBJECT, decision necessary for growth and development of the country Nigeria

OLAGUNJU, Taiwo Emmanuel and OLAGUNJU, Samuel Olu

Abstract: The study examined agriculture as a core-subject-decision necessary for growth and development in Nigeria. The study was carried out in Ondo state of Nigeria, 100 randomly selected employed individuals from different working sectors were considered for the study. Questionnaire was used to gather data from respondents. Data analysis involved the use of frequency, ANOVA and Linear regression. Results indicated that Agriculture is worth exploring. Therefore, agriculture in secondary school as a core subject can be a helping tool on food security and so, a proposed diversification of economy into agriculture which will serve as a source of motivation for youths, thus choosing it as a career. It was further revealed that agriculture as a core subject is essential in boosting productivity for future generations, creation of employment which helps in elimination of poverty. Suggestions were made for concerned stakeholders to adopt an overall improvement in the agriculture industry,