Abstract or Introduction
The purpose of this study is to ascertain the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT) integration on students’ academic performance in Nigerian Secondary Schools. As a guide to the study, answers will be sought to the following questions: What is the level of availability and usage of ICT facilities in secondary schools in Lagos State? What is attitude of respondents towards ICT application effect on academic performance? What is the relationship between the usage of ICT and academic performance? What are the constraints to the effective usage of ICT?
Change is expected in the pattern of teaching and learning process from the conventional method to a more dynamic and flexible one, presumed learner-centered. The learner-centred approach empowers students; they are in control of their activities, materials and pace of learning, which places them in the centre of the learning process and enhances independent learning. However, despite the glaring relevance of ICT in education, coupled with the huge capital investment of both Federal and State governments through ICT driven project known as “schoolNET” and donations from Non-Governmental Organizations to Secondary schools in Nigeria, some teachers are still reluctant, ineffective and unproductive in using ICT facilities to improve students’ academic performance, especially in Business subjects.
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have become inseparable entities in all aspects of human life. The use of ICT has fundamentally changed the practices and procedures of nearly all forms of endeavour within business, governance and civil service. In education, ICT has begun to have a presence but the impact has not been as extensive as in other fields of endeavour. The moving of the world to digital media and information has made the role of ICT in education to become more important and this importance will continue to grow and develop in the 21st century. Information and communication technology (ICT) is an indispensable part of the contemporary world. In fact, culture and society have to be adjusted to meet the challenges of the knowledge age. Undoubtedly ICT has impacted on the quality and quantity of teaching, learning and research in tertiary educational institutions in Nigeria.
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- Olufemi Adebayo (Author), 2021, The Impact of ICT Integration on Students’ Academic Performance in Business Subjects. A Case Study of Secondary Schools in Lagos, Nigeria, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1322316