Strategies for Enhancing the Teaching of ICT in Business Education Programmes as Perceived by Business Education Lecturers in Universities in South South Nigeria

Okoro James

Abstract


This study assessed the strategies for enhancing the teaching of ICT in Business Education programme as perceived by Business Education lecturers in universities in south south Nigeria. Three research questions and six hypotheses guided the study. The design of this study was a descriptive survey. The population which also served as a sample comprised 134 Business Education lecturers in universities in the south south geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The instrument for data collection was a 66 – item questionnaire. The instrument was validated by experts in Business Education. The internal consistency of the instrument was determined using cronbach alpha, which has a reliability coefficient of 0.93. The data were analysed using mean and standard deviation. The study revealed the prospects of teaching ICT: ICT facilitates interaction between lecturers and students; ICT enhances effective storage of business information; ICT facilitates the retrieval of business information. The study also revealed constraints facing the teaching of ICT such as inadequate ICT facilities/equipment; frequent electricity interruption of ICT facilities and poor implementation of ICT policies. Moreover, the study revealed some strategies for enhancing the teaching of ICT: adequate funding of ICT facilities; provision of adequate ICT equipment; provision of adequate ICT facilities among others. Among the recommendations made were that Business Education lecturers should undergo training and retraining in ICT programme to have more skills and competencies, that adequate ICT facilities should be provided by university authorities to enable lecturers carry out their teaching assignment effectively.

Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ies.v6n10p78

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