Article Number: DRJEVS13898822
Vol. 2 (6), pp.106-112, December 2020
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Original Research Article
Availability and use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Facilities in Adult Education Centers in Sokoto State, Nigeria
The study was carried out to determine the availability and use of information and communication technology facilities in adult education centers. The study was conducted in Sokoto state, Nigeria, using the descriptive survey research method. Simple random sampling was used to select ten (10) respondents from six adult education centers. Both the qualitative and quantitative data were collected using questionnaires and interviews. The data collected from the respondents were analyzed using descriptive statistics; this provides both qualitative and quantitative analysis in form of frequency distributions, tabulation, range, and simple percentage. On the view of respondents on the kinds of technological equipment they have in their centers, 15% are of the view that they have desktop computers in their centers; 5% submitted that they have laptops, 5% said that they have projectors in their centers, and 0% said that they do not have any computers in their centers, 75% of the population said that they do not have desktop computers, laptops, and projectors in their centers. On the view of the respondents based on whether they like to be taught with technological devices, such as projectors, slides, and microphones, 85% said that they like to be taught with technological devices and 15% said that they do not like to be taught with technological devices. On the view of respondents based on why they like to be taught with technological devices, such as projectors, slides, and microphones. 35% said that the reason why they like to be taught with technological devices is that they make learning interesting, 45% said that the reason why they like to be taught with technological devices is that they make learning easy to understand, and 20% echoed the reason why they like to be taught with technological devices is that they arouse attention. On the view of respondents on how regularly they use the computer in their centers, 5% submitted that they use the computer every week, 10% said that they use the computer once a month; 85% said that they never use the computer in their center. In view of the respondents on the number of computers they have in their laboratories, 100% said that they have 0-5 computers in their laboratories, no respondent said that they have between 5-10, 11-15 and greater than 16 computer in their laboratories. In the view of respondents on whether they have practical computer lessons in their syllabus, 100% said that they do not have practical computer lessons in their syllabus. Conclusively, there is the availability of ICT facilities in some education centres, but adult learners do not benefit from them.
Keywords: Availability, Information, Communication, Technology, Facilities, Adult education, Centers, Sokoto state