An Assessment of the Use of Technological Materials by Students to Study Social Studies in Niger State College of Education Minna

Ann E. Umeh, C.O. Okonkwo


The paper on the assessment of the use of Technological materials by students to study social studies in Niger state college of education Minna was carried out to find out the Technological Materials resources that are available and accessible to social studies students in Niger state college of Education. The study was also to determine the factors responsible for students not using Technological materials in their school. The design adopted to gather information in this study was survey design. 85 social studies students in 200 level were used. A structured questionnaire comprising of four sections based on the research questions was also adopted. Percentages were used to answer research questions one and two, while the mean was used to answer research questions three and four. The data collected were analyzed. The result revealed that not all Technological materials are available and those available are not accessible to students except computer, internet printer and browser phones. The mean factors affecting the use of Technological materials by students include poor electricity, inadequate resources and limited time. This explains why students cannot use technological materials for their studies even though they have the interest and knowledge on what to use and how to use them. Recommendations were made among which is that efforts should be made by the administrators concern to make the necessary Technological materials resources available and accessible to students so that they can develop more interest in their study and social studies in particular.

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