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UTILIZATION OF ICT IN TEACHING AND LEARNING OF ECONOMICS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NSUKKA EDUCATION ZONE

IJEER-VOLUME 1, ISSUE PP 43-57

NJI, IFEYINWA  AWELE AND IDIKA EZINNE O.

INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA AND DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SCIENCE EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA

Abstract

The study investigates on the utilization of information and communication technology (ICT) in teaching and learning of Economics in Senior Secondary Schools in Nsukka education zone. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. Four research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. The instruments used for data collection were Economics Teacher Utilization of Information Technology Questionnaire (ETUICTQ) and Economics Student Utilization of Information Communication Technology Questionnaire (ESUICTQ). The instruments (ETUICTQ and ESUICTQ) were trial tested on 40 respondents (10 Economics Teachers and 30 Economics Student) other than those for the sample of the study. The reliability of the instruments were determined using Cronbach Alpha, both obtained 0.81 and 0.79 respectively. The population of the study comprises sixty-nine (69) Economics teachers and six thousand six Hundred and fifty students (6,650) students in Nsukka Education Zone. A sample size of 330 Economics students was used while all Economics teachers in Nsukka Education zone were used. No Sampling was done to select Economics teachers in secondary school but multiple stage random sampling and simple random sample were used to select Economics senior secondary students. Data were analyzed using mean and standard deviation to answer the four research questions and t-test was used to test the two null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance.  The results indicate that teachers had low utilization of ICT in teaching and students also had low utilization of ICT in learning of Economics in Senior Secondary Schools in Nsukka Education Zone. Also, gender had no significant difference in the utilization of ICT in both teaching and learning of Economics in Nsukka Education zone. It was concluded that regular training of teachers on the use of ICT for teaching and adequate facilities of ICT should be provide in the school. Also, students should be encouraged to used ICT for learning to attain maximum output. Keywords: utilization, information communication technology, teaching and learning