INVESTIGATION INTO HOME ECONOMICS EDUCATION EXTENSION PROGRAMME ON THE LIVES OF RURAL WOMEN IN POST-COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN ANAMBRA STATE OF NIGERIA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.61868/njhe.v11i8.190

Keywords:

Home Economics Education, Extension Workers, Extension Education, Rural Women, COVID 19 Pandemic

Abstract

The study investigated the influence of Home Economics Education extension programme on the lives of
rural women in Anambra state of Nigeria after global COVID-19 pandemic. Three research questions were
formulated to guide the study. It adopted survey design. The population of the study was 3,580 rural women
in three educational senatorial zones of Anambra state. A sample of 360 respondents was drawn on equal
ratio from the population. A structured questionnaire was used as instrument for data collection which also
served as an interview guide for non-literate rural women. A mean ratio of 2.50 based on 4-point Likert
scale was accepted. Three experts from Department of Agricultural/Home Science Education of Michael
Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia state, validated the instrument. Pearson Moment
Correlation was used to compute the coefficient stability of the instrument. Findings revealed that Home
Economics Education extension workers were taught house craft skills, proper use of contraceptives and
techniques for proper management of limited resources among others, as various ways the programme
positively impacted on the lives of rural women after the pandemic. It elucidated inhibited problems of the
programme as lack of qualified staff, insufficient equipment and facilities and many more. It concluded that
such inhibitions should be tackled by engaging qualified staff, providing adequate equipment and functional
facilities among others. The study finally recommended that Home Economics Education extension workers
should organize seminars and symposia for rural women in rural communities

Published

2023-05-13

How to Cite

INVESTIGATION INTO HOME ECONOMICS EDUCATION EXTENSION PROGRAMME ON THE LIVES OF RURAL WOMEN IN POST-COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN ANAMBRA STATE OF NIGERIA. (2023). Nigeria Journal of Home Economics (ISSN: 2782-8131), 11(8), 70-80. https://doi.org/10.61868/njhe.v11i8.190