AN APPRAISAL OF THE ROLE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHING AND LEARNING PROCESS IN KWARA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, ILORIN, NIGERIA
Musa Mustapha & Dr. (Mrs.) R. M. Olademeji
This paper appraised the role of ICT in teaching and learning process in Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin. The research design used was descriptive survey. Data was collected through a closed-ended questionnaire from lecturers and students. Data were analysed through frequency and percentage to present the research questions. All hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance using t-test and ANOVA. Findings of the study showed that lecturers and prospective teachers had admitted that they had inadequate competencies in applying ICT to teaching and learning process in addition to other challenges such as unstable power supply and lack of access to adequate ICT facilities in the classrooms where teaching and learning takes place. It was recommended that the college authority should attach computer literacy to admission requirements for prospective entrants (students) and would be lectures before engagement. From the facilities point of view, College management should invest heavily on ICT and multimedia facilities and ensure all classes or location where teaching and learning takes place are adequately equipped to facilitate effective learning. Alternative sources of electric power supply should also be provided to address the prevalent unstable power supply.