Relevance of the Use of Computer in the Management of Secondary Schools in Enugu State, Nigeria

Okoro, Chineme Blessing (2016) Relevance of the Use of Computer in the Management of Secondary Schools in Enugu State, Nigeria. International Academic Research Consortium Journals (IARCJ), 11 (1). pp. 73-79. ISSN 2384-5768.

[img] Text
Relevance of the Use of Computer in the Management of Secondary Schools.pdf

Download (111kB)


This study investigated the relevance of the use of computer in the management of secondary schools in Enugu State, Nigeria. The study was necessitated by the need to see how effective the use of computer in teaching and in the management of schools increases teacher’s performance and student’s active participation in learning. The survey research design was adopted. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select a total of 1800 respondents participated in the study; comprised of 550 principals, 450 vice principals, 400 head of departments, 400 prefects, and core subjects’ teachers in the senior secondary schools in Enugu State. Two research hypotheses were generated for the study. The data collected were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation statistics and t-test statistics. All the operational hypotheses were tested at .05 significance level. All analysis of data was subjected to a SPSS computer analysis. The findings revealed that the use of computes during teaching processes invariably aid teachers’ job effectiveness, such as job performance, record keeping, school discipline, and supports students’ academic performance. It also revealed that computer literate teachers perform better in the schools than non-computer literate teachers in the schools by making use of computers during their teaching, the use of computers arouse students’ interest in the teachings which supports effective student academic performance. Those schools with non-computer literate teachers were never exposed to computers’ usage which detracted from effective teaching and learning in the schools. It was recommended that principals and teachers should be adequately trained in the use computer for job effectiveness and efficiency. Also all teachers should be encouraged by the government through provision of in-service computer training in Enugu State.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2019 11:29
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2019 11:29

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item