Assessment of ICT Teachers’ Competence on Implementation of the E-Curriculum in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, Nigeria

Research areas: Year: 2014
Type of Publication: Article Keywords: ICT Curriculum, Teachers Competences, e-Curriculum
Authors:
  • Isiaka, Tajudeen Onitada
Journal: Journal of Education and Human Development Volume: 4
Number: 2 Pages: 1 - 17
Month: December
Abstract:
The study was designed to assess ICT Teachers competences on implementation of the E-curriculum in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, Nigeria. The survey research was utilized. The target participants were all teachers in the 4 area council of FCT. Three hundred and twenty (320) teachers (80 teachers per Council).Were randomly selected for the study. Four research questions were raised for the study. The research instrument tagged “ICT Competence for Teacher Questionnaire” (ICTQ) was used for data collection. The study revealed that the competency level of FCT teachers is low and majority of FCT teachers cannot utilize ICT in teaching their subjects. Few teachers have personal computers/laptops but have little or no competence in the usage of ICT. Again, access to internet by the teachers was mainly private indicating inadequacy of the facility in the school. Majority of the teachers rated their ICT competence as low. This indicates that FCT teachers are not sufficiently equipped to use ICT into the school system. Finally, it was concluded that major challenges facing usage of e-curriculum among FCT teachers were related to funding of ICT training, unavailability of facility. It is recommended that the Federal Government should earmark more fund for training and re-training of teachers on ICT.