Teachers’ Perception of the Need for Functional Computer Laboratories in Secondary Schools in Nsukka Education Zone

Chinasa R. Odo, A. I. Odo


This is a descriptive survey aimed to investigate teachers’ perception of the need for functional computer science laboratories in secondary schools in Nsukka education zone. A sample of 150 teachers was drawn from a population of 1539 teachers in Nsukka education zone using multi stage sampling procedure. Three research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. Instrument for data collection was questionnaire; containing 17 items with 4 point scale of Strongly Agree, Agree, Disagree and Strongly Disagree. t-test and one way ANOVA statistics were used for data analysis. Results showed that teachers of secondary schools in Nsukka education zone agree that there is need for functional computer science laboratory. It also showed that teachers’ perception of the need for functional computer science laboratory is not dependent on gender. Furthermore, educational status has no influence on teachers’ perception on the need for functional computer science laboratories. The implication of the finding is that the present status of computer science laboratories cannot meet up with the global challenge of this technological age. It was recommended that government should provide basic infrastructure necessary for the acquisition of necessary skill development. Teachers should be sent for training in order to be current in teaching.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2014.v4n7p115

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