Benjamin Gik Jelman, Ishaka Azi Ajik, Terna Timothy Ikyurav


This research was carried out to ascertain the impact of virtual application in the teaching and learning of economics in tertiary institutions in plateau State with a sample size of 28 out of 36 Economics teachers chosen from university of Jos. The cross-sectional survey design was adopted, which demands that data be collected at a particular time from a sample for the purpose of describing the population under study at that particular time. The instrument used was questionnaire, the questionnaire was tagged Virtual Application Questionnaire on Teaching and Learning in Economics, (VAQTLE), which was designed and administered to the sampled economics teachers out of which 27 were returned representing 96.4%. Simple percentages were used in analyzing the data obtained, while the t-test was used to test the hypothesis formulated. The study revealed that the level of competence in the used Virtual Application by teachers is not adequate. The research also shows significant difference in the level of competence in the used of Virtual Application between the male and female economics teachers. Based on the findings of this study, recommendations were made and some of the recommendations include that Infrastructural facilities should be given adequate priority and funding, training of lecturers and student on the technical skills required for virtual learning should be given maximum attention. And also, Virtual Application equipment should be supply to schools, training of teacher on Virtual Application and female teachers should be encourage to be computer friendly.


Economics, Learning, Virtual Application, Teaching, Tertiary Institutions.

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