Perception of Pupils, on Home Grown School Feeding Programme in Ebonyi State, South-East Nigeria

  •  Jonathan Ogbonna Igboji    
  •  Prince Christian Ifeanachor Umoke    
  •  MaryJoy Umoke    
  •  Augustine Alugbala Nwazunku    
  •  Chioma Adaora Nwalieji    
  •  Emmanuel Uchechukwu Umoke    
  •  Rosemary N. Onwe    
  •  Emmanuel Ifeanyi Nwafor    
  •  Clara Nneka Nwalieji    


The purpose of the study was to determine the perception of pupils on the Home Grown School Feeding Programme in Ebonyi State, South-East Nigeria. The research utilized a cross-sectional survey research design on a population of 66591 pupils in the selected public primary schools. A sample of 540 pupils was used for the study. The instrument for data collection is a 30-item “Questionnaire on Perception of Pupils on Home Grown School Feeding Programme (QPPHGSFP).” Four hundred and eighty-six (486) copies of each questionnaire were administered and 483 (99.4%) were retrieved. Data were analyzed using frequencies and percentages. Chi-square statistic was used to test the null hypothesis at a p<0.05 level of significance. Result showed that HGSFP makes the pupils to enroll, attend, remain in school. Pupils like the quality and the size of the food served, and it was locally produced. Age, sex, and class level was not significant (p>0.05) while the location was significant (p<0.05). Conclusively pupils’ perception was good on HGSFP. We recommend that the government and other stakeholders in charge of the programme should remain committed to providing the needed resources for the smooth running of the programme to improve the educational infrastructure of rural communities.

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