Tag Archives: Computer Literacy


The study is aimed at investigating the effect of gender, socio-economic status and settings on computer literacy among undergraduate students in Nigeria universities. 300 undergraduate students were randomly selected form 3 universities in the geo-political zones in the southern Nigeria. A questionnaire containing 20 items was drawn in line with the 3 hypothesis raised for the study. The instrument was validated by experts in test and evaluation as well as Higher Education administration experts. The reliability of the instrument was established using the test-re-test method. The data collected was analyzed using the Pearson Product Moment correlation coefficient statistic and it was established at 0.86 which shows that the instrument is reliable. The 3 hypothesis were analyzed using the t-test statistical method. The study shows that there is a significantly difference between male and female undergraduate students in computer literacy. Thesocio-economic status of students affect their exposure to computer recourses. There is a significant difference between students brought up in urban and rural settings in their exposure and use of the computers. Plausible suggestions were made if computer literacy is to be given a pride of pace among undergraduate student

Keywords: Computer Literacy, Nigeria Universities, Undergraduate Students