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An Assessment of Computer Literacy among Undergraduate Students of Delta State University, Abraka

The importance of computer literacy in today’s’ information based society cannot be over emphasized as undergraduate students are expected to possess adequate knowledge and skills in using information and communication technology especially the computer to access wide range of electronic information. This study presents the computer literacy skills of undergraduate students at the Delta State University, Abraka. The study revealed that some of the computer applications were not fully utilized by the students. Hence, the study suggested the need to improve the students’ computer literacy skills through the introduction of a more practical computer related courses into the curriculum. This should be made compulsory for students irrespective of discipline to enable them acquire computer literacy skills which is vital especially in this technological age where the use of computers have become a necessity for students’ academic success. The study employed a survey research design and a well structured questionnaire was distributed for collection of data. Data collected were analysed using statistical tools such as simple percentage and were presented in table, pie chart and bar chart. The stratified random sampling strategy was applied and the population was divided into four strata. The simple random sampling technique was used to select 50 respondents each from the faculties of Education, Arts, Sciences, and Social Sciences.

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