INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) NEEDS OF SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN DELTA STATE: A CASE FOR HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT
Iyeke, Patrick Okoh
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
This study determined the ICT needs of secondary school teachers in Delta State. The descriptive survey design was adopted. A total number of three hundred and sixty four (364) teachers randomly selected from thirty five secondary schools from the three (3) Senatorial Districts of Delta State were used for the study. A self-constructed questionnaire "Information and Communication Needs of Teachers' Questionnaire" (ICT-NOTQ) with a reliability index of 0.76 was used to obtain data for the study. The t-test statistical analysis was used to analyze the data collected and the results revealed that most teachers in Delta State have not been adequately trained in the use of ICT in classroom. It was also discovered that most schools in Delta State do not have computers for instructional purposes. The schools are not also connected to the sources of power supply. In the light of the above, it was recommended that the government should ensure the retraining of all serving teachers to make them ICT compliant. Also adequate ICT facilities should be provided in all the post-primary educational institutions.