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ERIC Number: EJ1084991
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1814-0556
Computer Interest, Approval and Confidence of Secondary School Students in Three Selected Local Governments of Lagos State (Nigeria): Implications for Global Computerization
Adebowale, O. F.; Adewale, I. A.; Oyeniran, F. M.
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology, v6 n1 p40-52 2010
Nigerian secondary school graduates are not normally examined for their proficiency at computer and internet use but are repeatedly required to employ such skills in applying for certification and placement examinations. In 2005, in her bid to develop functional computer competencies among secondary school students as part of the global drive for computerization, the Nigerian Lagos state government equipped 40 secondary schools with microcomputer-fitted laboratories which were also connected to the Internet. Three years on, this study was designed to evaluate the computer interest, approval and confidence possessed by the students with the aim of encouraging other state governments in the country and other countries of similar development status to take a cue and also to suggest ways of improvement. One hundred students were selected randomly from the Senior Secondary III classes of each of the six schools equipped with computers by the state government in three local government areas to participate in the study. The instrument used was designed to measure students' interest, approval and confidence at using computers and were administered on the subjects by their ICT subject teachers. Data analyses employed descriptive statistics (means and frequencies), t-test and ANOVA. The results showed that the students possessed high levels of interest, approval and confidence in the use of computer and its other concerns. Female students were found to develop more interest than their male counterparts. On the basis of field of study, vocational students seem to excel in interest and approval. Students aged 19 to 21 seem to perform better in approval of computer and its concerns, but no age differences were found in interest and confidence.
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. University of the West Indies Open Campus, Dave Hill, St. Michael BB11000, Barbados. Tel: 868-663-9021; Fax: 868-645-9741; Web site: http://ijedict.dec.uwi.edu/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria (Lagos)