Utilization of ICT Facilities for Instruction by TVET Educators in Tertiary Institutions in North Central, Nigeria
Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) as a human training education programme which provides young people with the required knowledge and skills in the world of work. Along with the latest influx of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), significant developments and demands are taking place at a rapid intensity across the globe and across every area of human lives. Its success is greatly dependent on the adequacy of software and hardware ICT facilities being maximally utilized by the TVET educators in instructional delivery. This study carried out in the North Central, Nigeria tertiary institutions sought to determine the extent of utilization of ICT facilities for instruction by TVET educators. Two research questions and one hypothesis guided the study. Descriptive survey design was adopted. Population of the study consists of 74 TVET educators. The size was manageable, hence, there was no sampling. A 5-point scale validated questionnaire with reliability coefficient of 0.77 and 0.75 was used for data collection. Mean, standard deviation and ANOVA were used for data analysis. Findings revealed that the respondents utilized ICT facilities to a low extent as they lack skills and inadequacy of such facilities are main challenges encountered. The respondents differed significantly in their academic qualifications. The author then recommended that the government and other stakeholders should ensure adequate provision of ICT facilities and training of the educators of TVET programme among others.
Keywords - ICT Facilities, Software, Hardware, TVET Educators, Tertiary Institutions