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AN ASSESSMENT OF ICT COMPETENCIES POSSESSED BY POLYTECHNIC OFFICE TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT LECTURERS IN THE SOUTH EASTERN STATES OF NIGERIA

AN ASSESSMENT OF ICT COMPETENCIES POSSESSED BY POLYTECHNIC OFFICE TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT LECTURERS IN THE SOUTH EASTERN STATES OF NIGERIA

 

ABSTRACT

This study sought to ascertain the ICT competencies possessed by polytechnic OTM lecturers in the south eastern state of Nigeria. Five research questions were answered and five hypotheses tested. A total of 122 OTM lecturers in the seven government owned polytechnics in the south eastern states of Nigeria made up the population of the study and the population formed the sample for the study. The research instrument was a structured questionnaire titled “ICT Competencies Possessed by polytechnic office technology and management (OTM) Lecturers. Four experts validated the instrument and a reliability test using Pearson product moment correlation coefficient yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.88. Mean rating was used to answer the research questions and t-test was used to test the hypotheses. Major findings included that majority of polytechnic OTM lecturers in the south eastern state in Nigeria had a moderate level of competence in word processing, spreadsheet and database management. Their level of competence in desktop publishing and web page design was low. The results revealed that male and female polytechnic OTM lecturers do not differ significantly in their mean ratings on the level of competence they possess in word processing, DTP, DBMS, and web page design applications. To encourage the acquisition of ICT competence by OTM lecturers, it was recommended that polytechnic management and the academic staff union of polytechnics (ASUP) should organize seminars and conferences to intimate OTM lecturers more on office application packages especially desktop and web page design. Any programme that does not meet the standard set by the Board (NBTE) as regards the right caliber of academic staffing in ICT should not be allowed to graduate students in the programme, ND and HND, as the case may be.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTSPage

TITLE PAGE i

APPROVAL PAGE ii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT iii

ABSTRACT iv

TABLE OF CONTENTS v

LIST OF TABLES vii

LIST OF APPENDICES viii

CERTIFICATION ix

DEDICATION x

 

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

Background to the Study 1

Statement of the Problem 6

Purpose of the Study 7

Significance of the Study 7

Scope of the Study 8

Research Questions 9

Null Hypotheses 9

 

CHAPTER TWO

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

Conceptual Framework 11

Theoretical Framework 24

Theoretical Studies 26

Empirical Studies 62

Summary of Review of Related Literature 66

 

CHAPTER THREE

METHOD

Research Design 69

Area of the Study 69

Population of the Study 69

Instrument for Data Collection 70

Validation of the Instrument 71

Reliability of the Instrument 72

Method of Data Collection 72

Method of Data Analysis 73

 

CHAPTER FOUR

PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF DATA

Analysis of Research Questions 75

Statistical Analysis of Hypothesis 86

Summary of Major Findings 92

 

CHAPTER FIVE

DISCUSSION OF RESULTS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Discussion of Results 94 Conclusions 99 Implications of the Study 100

Recommendations 101

Limitations of the Study 102 Suggestions for Further Research 102

REFERENCES 104

APPENDICES 110


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