Availability and Utilization of Classroom Computers Across Urban and Rural Schools in Southwestern Nigeria

Availability and Utilization of Classroom Computers Across Urban and Rural Schools in Southwestern Nigeria

Sam E.O. Aduwa-Ogiegbaen (University of Benin, Nigeria) and Ede O.S. Iyamu (University of Benin, Nigeria)
DOI: 10.4018/jicte.2009010106
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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the availability and use of classroom computers in urban and rural schools in Southwestern Nigeria. Since it is nearly a universal agreement that, when properly utilized, computers hold a great deal of promise to improve teaching and learning, it is pertinent to ascertain the availability of computer facilities and their use by teachers in secondary school in urban and rural schools in Southwestern Nigeria. Data for the study was collected through a structured questionnaire which was administered to 540 (300 male and 240m female) teachers in the schools. The result indicated that the urban schools were better equipped with computers than the rural schools. Also, it was found that the female teachers utilized computer facilities in their instructional activities than the male teachers. Recommendations were made as to how the situation can be improved in terms of computer supply and usage in the schools.

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