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Assessment of the availability and usability of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) resources in classroom delivery by secondary school chemistry teachers

A.N.O. Ochu

Abstract


This research is to find out whether ICT facilities and resources for classroom delivery were available in secondary schools in Benue State, and whether Chemistry teachers in those schools were utilizing the resources in their classroom delivery. The design is a survey. Thirty six (36) Chemistry teachers randomly sampled from all the secondary schools in Benue State formed the sample. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data for the study. Percentages, means and standard deviations were applied to analyze the data. Analysis of the data revealed that almost all the ICT facilities and resources for teaching Chemistry were not available in the schools used for the study. In addition, Chemistry teachers in those schools were not using ICT resources in their classroom delivery. It was concluded that ICT resources were not being used in teaching Chemistry in secondary Schools in Benue State. The researcher therefore recommended, among others, that effort should be made by the governments, non –governmental organizations, parentsteachers association and philanthropists to provide ICT facilities and resources in all the secondary Schools in Benue State.




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