ICT LITERACY AMONG VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS IN KOGI STATE TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL COLLEGES: SKILL GAPS

Abstract

Information and Communication Technology has the potential to change instructional delivery. Breakthrough recorded in this new innovation in information gathering, teaching and learning repertoire has given teachers new tools to work with hence the revolutionalisation in the field of education. The study investigated information and communication technology literacy among technical and vocational education teachers and skill gaps in Vocational and Technical Colleges in Kogi State. The population for the study consisted of 50 Vocational Education and technical teachers in Kogi State. The instrument for the study was a structured questionnaire with 27 items which was validated by experts in technical subjects and the reliability was ascertained using test re-test method. Reliability coefficient of 0.68 was obtained. Three research questions were raised and answered. Data were analysed using frequency counts and simple percentages. The results showed that teachers were not ICT literate hence there was skill gap. Also it was established that facilities were not adequately available hence its utilization in instructional delivery was hindered. It was therefore recommended that Kogi State government should provide adequate facilities for the colleges and engage the teachers in training to update their knowledge

Keywords: ICT literacy, ICT resources, Vocational and technical subject teachers. Skill gaps


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