APPLICATION OF ICT AS A TOOL IN REVITALIZING THE NIGERIAN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM
EUGENIA NGOZI AMAKA, THERESA OTIJI, JANE IYAWA
It is very appalling that Nigerian educational system has not deeply embraced the implementation of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in educational system. ICT is a global link to all facets of life and educational system in Nigeria is left out in this new technological development. ICT which include radio, television, computer, internet among others have been praised as potentially powerful enabling tools for educational change and reform, but the Nigerian educational system has failed to create such enabling environment that will enhance effective implementation of ICT in educational system. There are lots of uncertainties that impede the effective implementation of ICT in Nigerian educational system, these factors include incompetency of the teachers, inadequate facilities, lack of refresher training courses given to teachers, insecurity challenges, and poor teaching methodology. Having seen the afore mentioned problems in Nigerian educational system, this research tends to address these problems by implementing the application of ICT in revitalizing the Nigerian educational system. This could be achieved by introducing ICT in the school system as well as given adequate supervision on the implementation to ensure a huge success. The research was guided by two research questions and a structured questionnaire to elicit information from the respondents. The research has proved that conducting refresher training for teachers, provision of adequate laboratory facilities, provision of conducive enabling environment, effective and cognitive teaching strategies and methods should be adopted to arose the learners interest and enhance the performances of the students. The researcher recommended that there should be a thorough supervision from the educational board to ensure adequate implementation of ICT in Nigerian educational system.
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EUGENIA NGOZI AMAKA, THERESA OTIJI, JANE IYAWA (2020). Application of ICT as a Tool in Revitalizing the Nigerian Educational System. International Journal of Teaching and Education, Vol. VIII(1), pp. 1-10. , DOI: 10.20472/TE.2020.8.1.001
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