EXTENT OF UTILIZATION OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) IN TEACHING OF GOVERNMENT IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN AWKA EDUCATION ZONE
Dr. Bernedeth Nkiruka Ezegbe, Jonas Nnalue Okeke,
Samuel Okechukwu Ome, Ernest Kelechi Onah & Clement Ajana Achebe
Department of Social Science Education
University of Nigeria Nsukka
The study sought to determine the extent of utilization of information and communication technology (ICT) in teaching of government in senior secondary schools in Awka education zone, Anambra State. Three research questions and two null hypotheses guided study. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The instruments used for data collection were Checklist on Available ICT Facilities for Teaching Government (CAICTFTG) and a structured questionnaire entitled Extent of Teachers’ Utilization of Information Communication Technology Questionnaire (ETUICTQ). The instruments (CAICTFTG and ETUICTQ) were trial tested on 30 research subjects from schools other than the ones sampled for the study. The reliability of the instruments was determined using Cronbach Alpha statistics and overall reliability index of 0.81 was obtained which was high enough for the study. The population of the study comprised all the one thousand, seven hundred and ninety-nine (1,799) teachers in Awka Education Zone. Multi-stage sampling procedure was adopted for the sampling through the use of stratified, proportionate and simple random techniques. Data were analyzed using mean and standard deviation to answer the three research questions and t-test was used to test the two null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The results of the findings indicated among others that ICT facilities for teaching of Government in senior secondary schools in Awka Education zone are available to a low extent, although computers are available to a high extent; ICT facilities are utilized to a low extent in teaching of Government in senior secondary schools in Awka Education zone. There is no significant difference in the mean ratings of male and female teachers on the current ICT facilities available for teaching of Government in senior secondary schools in Awka Education zone. It was concluded among others that adequate provision of ICT facilities by the government and other stake holders in education could facilitate ICT utilization for effective teaching of Government as a subject in senior secondary schools.