EFFECTS OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY TOOLS ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF ECONOMICS STUDENTS IN AMINU SALEH COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AZARE, BAUCHI STATE, NIGERIA

Augustine Sambo Azi (PhD), Shehu Habu

Abstract


This study investigated the effects of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools on academic performance of Economics students in Aminu Saleh College of Education Azare in Bauchi state, Nigeria. The study adopted the experimental design. The population of the study was 1,146, comprising of 15 Economics lecturers and 1,131 Economics students. The sample of the study was 291 which comprised of 15 Economics lecturers and 276 Economics students chosen using simple random sampling. A  Structured questionnaire and Achievement Test were used for data collection. The instruments were validated by experts and have a reliability coefficient of 0.84 and 0.78 for the questionnaire and Achievement test respectively. Non parametric statistics was used to analyze the data using SPSS.  The non parametric was the t-statistics. The finding of the study revealed that there is a significant difference in the academic performance of students taught Economics using ICT tools and those taught without ICT tools. The study concluded that non availability of ICT tools had negatively affected the academic performance of Economics students in the study area.  The study therefore recommended among others that for the academic performance of students to be improved in Economics, ICT tools should be provided by the authorities concerned.


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Academic Performance, Economics, Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

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