ICT Competences and Level of Its Application for Educational Studies in Nigeria in the Amid of Covid- 19

Abdul- rahman Aspita Ishiaka


With all learning institutions pre-maturely closed on March 2020 and all citizens advised to self-isolate in a bid to control the spread of COVID-19, this would negatively impacted on the educational studies. A lot of attention is paid to implementing ICT into educational process at all levels (primary, secondary, polytechnic, university, etc.). The purpose of this study is to examine the ICT competences and level of its application for Education studies in Nigerian schools in the midst of COVID-19. The paper also investigated the challenges of using ICT facilities for e-learning and teaching in the Nigerian education sector. Descriptive survey was adopted for this study. A self-designed questionnaire was used to collect the data for the study. The sample for the study is made up of 30 teachers and 40 lecturers randomly selected. Findings revealed that challenges included lack of enough computers, shortage of Internet facilities, students’ lack of access to e-learning facilities and erratic power supply (a major challenge.). The government should increase funding for the entire aspects of educational sector with emphasis on the use of ICT facilities in schools in place of face-to-face interactions. This will help improve the level of ICT competences among teachers and students. There should also be continuous and periodic training of teachers on application of computer and ICT facilities for e-learning teaching.

Keywords: ICT competences, ICT facilities, e-learning teaching, educational studies

DOI: 10.7176/JESD/11-16-11

Publication date:August 31st 2020

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