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Assessment of Lecturers’ Compliance Rate with COVID-19 Safety Protocols Using Innovative Educational Teaching Technologies in Universities in Cross River State

Rosemary O. Osim
Garieth Omorobi Omorobi
Eucharia Udayi Ogar
Joy Ashibebongye Adie


This study assessed lecturers’ compliance rate with covid-19 safety protocols using innovative educational teaching technologies in  universities in Cross River State. The survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study was the entire 2,356  academic staff of University of Calabar and Cross River University of Technology. Simple random sampling technique was used to draw  353 (15%) of the entire population as sample for the study. Four research questions were developed to guide the study. The instrument  for data collection was a close ended questionnaire designed by the researchers. The questionnaire was titled Lecturers’ Compliance Rate  with Covid-19 Safety Protocols Using Innovative Educational Teaching Technologies Survey (LCRCSPUIETTS). The instrument was  validated by three experts drawn from Educational Management and Measurement and Evaluation Departments, all in University of  Calabar. The instrument has a reliability of .75-.85 ranging using Cronbach’s alpha Method. Data collected were analysed through simple  percentages. The findings revealed poor rate of lecturers’ compliance with COVID-19 protocols amongst others. However, a greater  proportion of lecturers adopted social media and e-mail as alternative mediums for teaching and communication to reduce direct contact  and clustering of large number of students in classes. It was therefore recommended that management should establish task  force to ensure the sustained implementation of safety protocols to curb the menace of COVID-19 as well as forestall the potential  outbreak of life threatening diseases in the near future. 

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