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A comparative assessment of secondary school students' satisfaction with ICT studies: Implications for managing secondary school education for global competitiveness in post COVID-19 era


M.E. Asuquo
K.V. Emeribe
E.G. Anam

Abstract

Technological advancement has ushered Computer studies which is also regarded as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) instruction into educational curriculum. The aim of ICT studies in secondary school system is to equip every student with the prerequisite skills and competence to function effectively in the contemporary society that is characterized by emerging technologies. Therefore, the main objective of this research was to assess students’ satisfaction with ICT instruction in secondary schools in Calabar Metropolis, Cross River State, Nigeria. Three research hypotheses were formulated to give direction to the study. The study sample was 5245 students drawn from the population of Senior Secondary (SS) 2 and Senior Secondary (SS) 3 classes across public and private schools in 2019/2020 academic session. A survey research design was adopted for the study. The instrument for data collection was a questionnaire entitled "Secondary School Students' Satisfaction with Computer Studies Questionnaire (SSSSCSQ)". The data collected were analyzed using population t-test and independent t-test. The major findings indicated that secondary school students' satisfaction with ICT instruction was not significantly differ with respect to school ownership, gender and school location. It was recommended among others that the Government at various levels, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) as well as Parents Teachers Association (PTA) should improve in their efforts towards provision of both hardware and software ICT facilities to sustain blended pedagogy in Post Covid-19 era.