Journal of Research in National Development

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Computer game assisted instruction and students’ achievement in social studies

AEO Umeh, CC Nsofor, CO Oboh, USB Idris


This paper examines the effects of computer game assisted instructional method, student’s achievement in social studies in Nigerian schools. An overview of the position of social studies subject in schools today is undertaken showing social studies teaching needs more attention, this is done by applying or integrating computer game assisted instructional method. Two research questions and hypotheses were formulated to direct the study. Social studies achievement test (SSAT) was used to collect data from 176 junior secondary school students (JSSII). The results showed that there is a significant difference in the achievement of students in favour of CGAIM, but there is no significant difference in the mean achievement level of boys and girls. It is recommended that in-service training seminars and workshops should be regularly organized for practicing teaching to acquaint them with new innovations and ideas in the methods of teaching the subject.

Keywords: Computer game, instruction, achievement, Social studies

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