ICT Literacy Competence of Staff members of Colleges of Education in Kano State, Nigeria

Isaac Olugbemiga Ogunleye


This research is financed by Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Nigeria


The role ICT in effective teaching and learning activities in tertiary educational institutions across the globe is sine qua none. However, the use of ICT by individuals is dependent on ICT literacy/competence level. Therefore, this study examined the ICT competence level of staff members in colleges of education in Kano state of Nigeria.  A cross-sectional form of descriptive survey design was adopted. Though the population of this study was 2,815 comprising 1,131 and 1,684 academic and non-academic staff respectively a sample of 250 was used. A combination of simple random and stratified random sampling techniques was used to select sample for this study and data was collected through a self-completion structured questionnaire.   Student-test statistic was used to test the main alternate hypothesis of the study at 95 per cent confidence level.  Generally, data analysis revealed that staff members have high level of ICT competence level in word/data processing, sending/receiving e-messages, sourcing research materials and disseminating information. Staff members have very weak ICT competence level in graphic design, architectural drawings, composing music, processing staff payroll, among others. Significant difference exists between the ICT competence levels of academic and non-teaching (administrative staff). It was recommended, among others, that technological friendly environment should be created and sustained by school administrators. Employees’ basic technology needs must be met and sufficient support provided for academics and non-academics to feel comfortable with using technology in their daily official work.

Keywords: ICT competence, educational institutions, staff members, adoption, IT diffusion, innovations

DOI: 10.7176/IKM/9-2-08

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