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The Role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Teachers' Education in Nigeria: Challenges and The way forward

Habiba, B. Y.

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society

This survey takes a look at the role of ICT in Teachers’ Education in Nigeria. Its major aim is to appraise the challenges faced by ICT in teachers’ education and profer the way forward. The design for the study was survey method using interview. The population for the study was all 1400 education students of Federal College of Education, Zaria where 50 pre-service teachers were purposively selected. The instrument is a questionnaire on availability and utilization of ICT facilities for pre-service teachers in the study area. The instrument was validated by experts and pilot tested with a reliability coefficient of 0.65. Data collected were analyzed using simple percentage. The result indicates that 40% of preservice teachers have their personal computers and 30% of the lecture rooms have ICT facilities. Based on the results, it is recommended that, government should make ICT facilities available for pre-service teachers training. Also, all lecture classrooms should be well equipped with necessary ICT facilities for proper training of teachers