Availability, Accessibility and Utilization of Information and Communication Technology in Physics Teaching in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, West Africa

Utibe-Abasi Sceptre Stephen

Abstract


This article reports on a study which investigated availability, accessibility and utilization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in secondary school physics curriculum delivery. The sample of 378 physics teachers randomly drawn from the eight educational zones in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria was used for the study. The study revealed that most of the physics teachers in Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria are aware of ICT resources such as computer set, television set, video cassettes, audio tape player, slide projector and overhead projector. Most secondary schools in the State were not connected to the internet and hence physics teachers have no access to the internet for use in physics curriculum delivery. Further finding showed that most physics teachers are not computer literate. It was further revealed that very few of the respondents used for the study were aware of the selected computer software packages used for the study and no teacher used any of the programmes to complement on their physics instructional delivery. The recommendation arising from the findings was that Government and all stakeholders in education should equip schools with sufficient quantity of modern ICT resources. Another recommendation was that physics teachers should be trained on the use of ICT in physics teaching.


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