Professional Updates for Language Teachers in A Digitally Infected Clime: The ICT Utilization Sensibility (Published)
The teaching profession in Nigeria is faced with a lot of problems which militate against the integrity of the profession. This is because educators have come to realize that any meaningful improvement in the education that students receive is highly dependent on the quality of the instruction that the teacher provides. The paper looks into the training and retraining needs of English language teachers for effective utilization of ICT in secondary schools in Ekiti State. The research design was descriptive. The population for the study comprised all English Language teachers (571) in the senior secondary schools in Ekiti State. Multistage random sampling technique was utilized in selecting the sample. In all, all (20) English Language teachers in the selected schools were used as the sample. A research instrument titled “Teachers’ Assessment of the Need for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in English Language (TANICTENG)” was tested for both validity and reliability procedures and used for data collection. Reliability coefficients of 0.67was obtained. Conclusion was drawn and recommendations were made among which are that teachers should engage in personal development; Teacher Training institutions should see to effective teacher education programmes; government at all levels should create an enabling environment that could help the teachers to perform optimally, among others.