n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Utilization of information and communication technologies in teaching in polytechnics

Volume 19, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



The primary purpose of this study was to examine the status and utilization of information and communication technologies in polytechnics in South Eastern States of Nigeria. The population of the study consisted of 120 Secretarial Studies teachers. Questionnaire was used as instrument for gathering data for the study. Data collected were analyzed using mean scores, percentage and frequency tables. The null hypothesis established for the study was tested using t-test for paired samples as reported from computer-generated analysis. Results of the study showed that: (a) most Information and communication technologies were not available meaning that rate of utilization of ICT is low. It was found that ICT posed very serious challenges to Secretarial Studies Teachers in the polytechnics. Given the present low utilization rate of ICT in Polytechnics, the administration of Polytechnic should encourage private sector funding of polytechnic education by appealing to industries that are the direct beneficiaries of polytechnic education to make donation to the polytechnics. (f) The Association of Business Education of Nigeria (ABEN) as its contribution to professional development should organize regular mandatory training programmes for members as is practice by other professional bodies.

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