Subject: Vocational Aptitude

Topic: Oil Palm Production

Duration: 40mins

Reference Material: Effective vocational Aptitude for primary school 5

Previous Knowledge: Pupils are familiar with Lumbering

Instructional Material: Diagram of palm tree; palm kernel

Objective: At the end of the lesson, pupils should:

  • Mention the scientific name of oil palm
  • State tools used in oil palm production/processing


Oil palm is a perennial crop. A perennial crop is a crop that grows and completes its life cycle in two or more years. It is a crop that is noted for the supply of oil. The oil is gotten from the nut. The nut of palm tree is called palm kernel. The oil is processed in a place called “Oil Mill”.

There are two species and these are:

  1. African Oil Palm known as Elacis guineensis
  2. American Oil Palm known as Elacisn oleifera.

The oil palm is a crop that is known for supplying oil used in cooking, other seeds that gives oil are groundnut, sheanut, cotton seed etc.

Tools used in Oil Palm Processing are:

  1. Storage Tank       Digester                        c. Clarifier Tank
  2. Palmnut cracker e.       Oil Filter Machine         f. Spindle press


Step 1: Teacher revises the previous lesson with the pupils.

Step 2: Teacher introduces and explains the new topic to the pupils.

Step 3: Pupils are allowed to ask questions.

Step 4: Teacher writes notes under content on the board for pupils to copy.


  1. Mention 3 other seeds that gives oil.
  2. List three food in which oil palm can be used for

Conclusion: Teacher moves round for inspection, marking and correction of notes where necessary

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