Perceived Impact of Utilisation of ICT Facilities on Academic Performance of Undergraduates in Universities in Southwest, Nigeria

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International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume IV, Issue V, May 2020 | ISSN 2454–6186

Perceived Impact of Utilisation of ICT Facilities on Academic Performance of Undergraduates in Universities in Southwest, Nigeria

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ADEPOJU, Eunice Olayinka (PhD)
Department of Vocational and Technical Education, Faculty of Education, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria

Abstract:- The study examined the availability, accessibility and utilisation of ICT facilities on academic performance of undergraduates in Universities in Southwest Nigeria. The research design for this work was descriptive of survey type. The population comprised of all the undergraduates in the universities in Southwest Nigeria. Five hundred undergraduates were sampled from the four universities selected in Southwest Nigeria. Questionnaire was used to collect data for the study. The data collected were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics such as frequency counts and simple percentages, mean and standard deviation while the hypothesis were tested using Pearson Product Moment Correlation, t-test, chi-square statistics at 0.05level of significance. The results showed that the level of availability of ICT resources for academic purpose in southwest, Nigeria was moderate. The finding also shown that the level of students’ accessibility to ICT resources for academic purpose was moderate and that there is no significant relationship between the use of ICT and academic performance of university undergraduates in Southwest, Nigeria. Based on the findings, the following recommendations were made; that adequate fund should be released to the Universities in Southwest, Nigeria in order to acquire the needed ICT facilities for effective teaching and learning. The management should establish ICT centre that students can access at their convenient time and the services should be extended to the school environment where the students are accommodated. The teachers should make adequate use of the available ICT facilities to teach the students for effective performance. ICT facilities should be made available and affordable in the universities in Southwest Nigeria. Personal capacity building in acquiring adequate ICT skills by the students and the teachers should be provided by the university authorities.

Keywords: Effect, Information and Communication Technology, Use, Academic Performance and Undergraduates

I. INTRODUCTION

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has turned the whole world into a global village which has also influenced all the spheres of life positively. Researchers are of the opinion that ICT as well as more traditional Computer-Assisted Instructional applications are positively influencing students learning processes and outcomes. Isoun (2003) in his study stated that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has comprehensively impacted its benefits on every society as the utmost change agent of human development. It is difficult world over today to think of any aspect of human life-such as education, communication, research, banking, medicine, trade, culture, among others that are not ICT driven. In the education sector, particularly, the application of ICT has become a critical part of the learning process for university students both outside and inside the classroom setting. The government and other stakeholders in the education sector such as university management and researchers have invested millions of dollars to adopt ICT in the education system during the last two decades (Lawrence, 2015). Most universities that have fully adopted ICT have recorded immense advancement in the application of ICT for the improvement of learning methods, teaching, research and development.