Availability and utilizationof instructional technologies in supervision in public secondary schools during coivid-19 era in cross river state, nigeria
This study investigated the availability and utilization of instructional technologies in supervision in public secondary schools in Cross River State, Nigeria. To achieve the purpose of this study, descriptive survey research design was adopted; a research question was raised and two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The population of this study comprised the entire 279 respondents drawn through census approach from all the public secondary schools in Cross River State.Data collection was carried out with the use of researchers’ constructed instrument titled: Availability and Utilization of Instructional Technologies in School Supervision during COVID-19Pandemic Survey (AUITSSCOVID-19PS). The instrument was validated and reliability was established through Cronbach Alpha analysis which yielded .90 hence indicating high internal consistency in achieving the purpose of this study. In order to answer the research question, data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation while the hypotheses were tested with independent t-test statistical techniques. The results showed that the availability of instructional technologies used in school supervision is very low. It was also found that the extent of utilization of instructional technologies in school supervision is very low. Based on the findings and discussion, conclusions were made. It was therefore recommended among others that the government should ensure that adequate instructional technologies are provided and utilized in supervising secondary schools especially during this period of global COVID-19 pandemic.