International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
2023, Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A
Gender utilization of information communication technology (ICTs) among agriculture extension workers for community development in Edo state, Nigeria
Osabuohien JI, Eguaoje MR and Ogbe VE
The study assessed gender utilization of among agriculture extension workers in Edo State, Nigeria and specifically, described the socio-economic characteristics of respondents, determined level of gender use of ICTs, and ascertain gender difference in the use of ICTs were ascertained. Data were collected with use of structured questionnaire administered to hundred and twenty-five (125) simple randomly selected agriculture extension workers. Means, percentages and t-statistic statistics were used for data analysis. Results showed that 77.6% of the sampled respondents were males 22.4% females while 85.0% males and 50.0% females were married. All (males 97 and females 28) agriculture extension workers had higher educational degrees and job experience of 5 to 9 years (males 56.7%; females 53.6%) respectively. There is low (20%) use of ICTs by agriculture extension workers. The result of t-statistic showed that significant gender difference existed in the agriculture extension workers use of ICTs (t=3.27, p<0.01). It is recommended that in-service training on ICTs importance and use for agriculture extension works should be organize for agriculture extension workers. Also, official vehicles should be provided for agriculture extension workers for official purpose.
Osabuohien JI, Eguaoje MR, Ogbe VE. Gender utilization of information communication technology (ICTs) among agriculture extension workers for community development in Edo state, Nigeria. Int J Agric Extension Social Dev 2023;6(1):10-14.