Analysis of information and communication technology resources for qualitative universal basic education in Nigeria’s Delta state
The study analysed the quantity and quality of basic ICT resources available in primary and junior secondary schools in Delta State. The instruments used for the study were derived from the report of the staff distribution and information and infrastructure sub-committee set up by the Ministry of Education. Seventeen local government areas were selected using stratified random sampling from the three senatorial districts. All the schools (1115) students (23,6942) and computer science teachers were used for the study. Four research questions were raised and answered using descriptive statistics frequency table, percentage, mean and bar charts. The study revealed a computer teacher-students ratio of 1:6615 in junior secondary schools, none in primary schools, 100% of the schools without internet services, video laboratories, television sets, five computers in the 844 primary schools 704 computers in the 271 junior secondary schools. ICT resources are not available in schools for a qualitative UBE programme implementation in Delta State.
Keyword: Qualitative; information; universal; resources; technology