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Direct Research Journals
Vol.4 (6), pp. 132-136, June 2016
ISSN: 2354-4147

Capacity Building of Industrial Students on Rubber-Based integrated Farming System by Rubber Research Institute of Nigeria
Article Number: DRJA16937442

Short Communication

*Umar, H. Y., Otene, F. G., Agbonkpolor, N. B. and Imarhiagbe, P.

Rubber Research Institute of Nigeria, PMB 1049, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

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date Received: April 22, 2016     date Accepted: May 13, 2016     date Published: May 27, 2016


The study evaluated the quantum of capacity building and training of industrial students on rubber–based farming system by Rubber Research Institute of Nigeria (RRIN). Both primary and secondary data were used for the study. Descriptive statistics such as percentage, frequency and mean were used for the analyses. The results of the analyses revealed that 32 higher institutions in Nigeria have sent their students to RRIN for Industrial Training (IT) between the years 2010 and 2015. It was also indicated that a total of 587 students were trained during the period by RRIN. Most of the students (52.94%) attributed their coming to RRIN for IT to good training materials available in the Institute, while 23.53% based their choice of RRIN to good dedicated staff of the Institute. The IT students rated their level of satisfaction on the quality of training they received from RRIN as 4.6 which indicates an excellent score. Lack of payment of the IT allowances (26%), poor power supply (17.05%) and bad road (17.05%) were among the main constraints faced by the IT students in the RRIN during their stay.

Key words: Capacity building, Industrial Students, Rubber, farming system.

Manuscript Reviewed by:

(1) Dr. Marinho da Costa
Universidade Federal do Pará-UFPA, Campus de Bragança. Alameda Leandro Ribeiro, S/N. Aldeia, Bragança, Pará-Brazil. Provisional Address: Instituto de Ciencies del Mar (ICM//CSIC, Barcelona). Spain.
(2) Dr. Hiroyuki Takeya
Emeritus Prof. of Nagoya University, 3-6-1 206 Hiyoricho, Chikusa, Nagoya, Japan.