Assessment of Availability of ICT Facilities for Basic Science and Technology Teachers in Nasarawa State

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Philip Aku Eggon (PhD)
Irimiya Allu
Ameh Ene

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This study investigated information and communication technology (ICT) facilities of basic science and technology teachers in Nasarawa state. Three research questions and three null hypotheses guided the study. The study employed a descriptive survey research design. The population of this study consists of 1700 basic science and technology teachers from 93 government-owned secondary schools and 63 privately owned secondary schools in Nasarawa state. A sample of 170 basic science and technology teachers was randomly selected and used. Two instruments were used for data collection: ICT facilities availability check list (ICTFACL) and basic science and technology ICT literacy questionnaire (BSATICTLQ) which was validated by experts. The average validity index was 0.72 and the reliability coefficient found was 0.82. Descriptive statistics of mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while independence t-test was used to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings among others reveal that: information communication technology facilities were more available in private secondary schools than public secondary schools in Nasarawa state; information communication technology facilities were more available in urban secondary schools than rural secondary schools in Nasarawa state; there was a significant difference in the mean response of basic science and technology teachers in public and private secondary schools on the availability of ICT facilities in teaching in Nasarawa state. It was therefore recommended among others that the government, multinational cooperation proprietors and individual should guarantee the provision and use of functional ICT facilities in both private and public schools. The study concluded that private schools have more information communication technology facilities than government schools.

Keywords: Assessment, Information and Communication Technologies, ICT Facilities, Basic Science and Technology, Teachers

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Eggon, P. A., Allu, I., & Ameh, E. (2024). Assessment of Availability of ICT Facilities for Basic Science and Technology Teachers in Nasarawa State. African Journal of Humanities and Contemporary Education Research, 15(1), 248-258. https://doi.org/10.62154/wg8rx625
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Philip Aku Eggon (PhD), Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria.

Department of Science Technology and Mathematics Education,

Faculty of Education, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria.

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