Funke Abosede Awujoola-Olarinoye (PhD)


This paper carries out investigation into the problems hindering effective integration of Information and Communication Technology resources for instructional delivery among special need athletes in Abuja metropolis, Nigeria. The target population was all the special need athletes that present at the 2018 National Sports Festival Scientific Congress held in Social and Cultural Development Centre, Area 10, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria.. Simple random sampling technique was used to choose 85 participants for the study. Validated questionnaire was used as instrument in this study and reliability of the instrument after subjecting it to test re-test method is equal to 0.75. After the administration of the instrument and the analysis of the data collected, the findings revealed that, computer, internet, email, browsing phone are available to special need athletes. Also, computer, internet, email, browsing phone are accessible to special need athletes. It was equally confirmed that computer, internet, email, browsing phones are the most widely used ICT resources but video and audio conferencing equipment are not used at all. The major problems hindering effective integration of ICT resources include poor electricity supply, and insufficient time to use ICT resource. Based on these findings, it is therefore recommended that government should make available enough ICT resources for special need athletes to use for training and instructional activities.


Investigation, Problems, Hindrance, Integration, ICT, Athletes, Special Need

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