Computer Use Skills of Undergraduate Students in Bells University of Technology, OTA

Computer Use Skills of Undergraduate Students in Bells University of Technology, OTA

Habdulhakeem Adeyinka Oshilalu (Augustine University, Epe, Nigeria) and T. Ogochukwu Emiri (Delta State University Library, Abraka, Nigeria)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/IJDLDC.2018010102

Abstract

The continuous adoption and use of technology in education has necessitated the need for computer use skills to all stakeholders in the educational sector. Apparently, education in the present age is characterized by the adoption and use of technology. Bells University of Technology, Ota, is a private institution that have demonstrated the use of technology in teaching, learning and research processes. This work is thereby aimed at determining students' ability to use educational technologies using Bells University of Technology as a case study. A structured questionnaire was adopted and used to generate inferences from 300 students that served as the population of the study. Findings revealed that the computer ability of a significant number (75%) of the newly admitted students is low and that will have an adverse effect on their ability to cope with a computerized educational system. The study thereby recommends the need for hands-on computer training sessions to students gaining admission into the institution.
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Computer Literacy / Skills

Graduates without computer skills are obviously not ready for the labour market of present age and time. Being a university graduate does not guarantee jobs nowadays. The industrial world now requires graduates to possess additional skills (computer skills highly rated) to be able to deliver effectively on the job. Coupled with few others, lack / inadequate computer skills contribute to the increasing number of unemployed graduate that roam streets in countries like Nigeria.

Graduates with computer skills gain employment faster than their counterparts without the necessary computer skills. Dana (2009) reported that indigenous companies will not mind going outside the bounder of their base country to bring in expatriate to get jobs done if needed. To be regarded as a baked graduate, graduates require some basic computer use skills to complement the knowledge acquired in his / her course of study. It has gotten to a point were computer skill is a basic requirement needed by students for excellent academic performance. Nowadays, employers demand computer application sense from their prospective employees since they use the computer in the day–to–day running of the organization.

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