Investigating the Pattern of ICT Utilisation for Science Teaching in Federal Unity Schools in Nigeria Using Kumar’s, Subramaniam and Mukherjee Model Approach
This study investigated the pattern of ICT utilisation for science teaching in FUSs in Nigeria using Kumar’s, Subramaniam and Mukherjee (2005) Model. Four hundred and sixty four copies of questionnaire were administered on science teachers in 25 FUSs that were systematically selected from the 104 FUSs in Nigeria out of which only 353 copies were returned with useful responses. The questionnaire was designed to investigate the types, purpose and frequency of ICT facilities utilisation for science teaching in FUSs in Nigeria. The study revealed presentation software, online tutoring, and interactive CDs as ICT facilities being utilised for science teaching in FUSs in Nigeria. The study further revealed a low level of ICT utilisation for science teaching while also revealing a low level of ICT facilities such as virtual laboratory utilisation for laboratory-based/experiment-based activities. The study further established a significant relationship between purpose of ICT utilisation and degree of ICT facilities utilisation (F = 86.27, p<0.05).The study established that the pattern of ICT utilisation for science teaching FUSs in Nigeria is at variance with Kumar’s et. al. model.