Information and Communication Technology Readiness in Technical Colleges in Bauchi State, Nigeria
Yaro, A. S.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
This study examines the role of ICT in Technical Colleges in Bauchi State. It investigates the level of availability of ICT facilities in technical colleges, the capacity for using ICT facilities for teaching, the perceived benefits of using ICT and the problems facing the use of ICT in Technical Colleges. The population of the study (196 teachers) comprises all the technical college teachers in Bauchi State. Proportionate systematic simple random sampling is used to draw 94 participants (teachers) for the study. Three research questions were formulated to guide the study. The instrument used for data collection is a structured questionnaire. The validity and reliability of the instrument were established and the statistical mean is used to analyse the data. The study reveals that ICT facilities are lacking in technical colleges and teachers and students are to a little extent exposed to the use of ICT. It is therefore recommended that government should increase the funding of the education sector with emphasis on ICT infrastructural development. There is need also for periodic training of teachers in computer and ICT skills acquisition.