Problems and Prospects of Utilizing ICTs in Secondary Schools in Owerri Education Zone, Nigeria
The problems and prospects of utilizing ICTs in Owerri educational zone of Nigeria, were evaluated using purposive sampling of 1894 respondents to which structured questionnaires were administered. The resulting data were analyzed using simple percentages, means and Standard deviations. Major problems limiting the use ICTs in the study zone included power supply and inadequate number of computers and accessories, which even where present were not functioning well. To address the problems, the state government should work with the private sector and civil society to ensure affordable and sustainable access to ICT infrastructure. ICT Education should be included in the secondary school curriculum while provision is made for necessary infrastructural support and massive training and development of skilled manpower.
Keywords: Secondary schools, Owerri, Nigeria, prospects, utilization and ICT