COMPUTER awareness AND academic ATTAINMENT OF secondary SCHOOL STUDENTS IN KAURA LOCAL GOVERNMENT area IN KADUNA state
COMPUTER AWARENESS AND ACADEMIC ATTAINMENT OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN KAURA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA IN KADUNA STATE
This study looked at computer literacy and academic achievement among secondary school students in Kaura Local Government Area, Kaduna State.
Three objectives were proposed: determine the level of computer awareness among secondary school students, determine the extent to which secondary school students operate computers, and determine the percentage of secondary school students who are familiar with power point.
A total of 77 replies from enrolled participants were collected and authenticated, with all respondents chosen from selected secondary schools in Kaura local government area, Kaduna state. The Chi-Square statistical programme (SPSS) was used to test the hypothesis.
1.1 Background Of The Study
Computer literacy refers to a teacher's overall awareness and proficiency with computers and other related technology.
It can also be defined as the ease with which a person feels when utilising computer and other device software, such as Microsoft Word, database management, and Microsoft PowerPoint. Adio (2003) defined computer literacy as a computer user's ability to use the computer system and its add-ons to solve a given problem.
According to Onasanya (2001), as the world enters the third millennium, updating the way people learn and teach, keeping up with technological breakthroughs, and implementing computer literacy in the Nigerian educational system will be tough.
Because computers have demonstrated their ability to simplify all recognisable activities, their use is now felt in every sphere of human activity.
Using computers in classrooms in some form has become pretty fashionable in many countries (Haruun 2005). The computerization of technical training operations in developed countries can be copied in developing countries, particularly Nigeria, although such a goal will be difficult to realise without a large pool of native trainers who are computer literate.
Computers, according to John Iloanusi's (2008) contribution, are useful for storing data on crimes, offenders, and suspects. He said that it may help with both crime prevention and detection.
This type of system is compatible with picture and fingerprint systems. According to Okorie (2008), utilising a computer reduces data storage to a very little amount. Information retrieval and storage are accelerated, and computer records can be easily updated as needed.
Today, students in our country are denied the much-desired opportunities for multi-media learning due to a lack of computer science education facilities and a computer-illiterate populace (Akudolu, 2001).
She believed that incorporating computer studies into the classroom would provide pupils with the tools they needed for academic achievement as well as personal fulfilment.
According to Lawal (2000), including computer education into teacher education programmes will better train instructors on how to employ computer-driven techniques and resources to enhance classroom instruction while also preparing them for real-world classroom settings.
computer science education is important in retraining employees to fit into jobs, offering entrepreneurial skill and development programmes, and empowering individuals with knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will enable them to engage in productive work for the rest of their lives.
It also makes quality work talents and skills more accessible, which is critical for obtaining stable employment. Also, comprehending the
The Federal Government has produced the National Policy on Computer Education, a key branch of which is the National Computer Education Curriculum, as part of its effort to address the importance of computer literacy.
In Nigeria, the use of computers is only getting started. Nigerians are becoming increasingly computer literate and aware of the numerous benefits it offers.
According to Adekunle Adegbaje (2000), computers are the most recent as the country grows. It has gained widespread acceptance throughout the economy. It is growing increasingly popular, and this trend will continue.
Some people are so affected by network neurosis, terminal panic, or computer shock that they avoid adopting computerised learning methods (Shineiderman, 2000).
Bertino (2005) provided a reason why the target audience for computers has historically mistrusted and been terrified of computer technology. He argued that the interfaces were confusing, vague, and frightening, making students annoyed, restless, and even afraid.
Statement Of The Problem
The growth of computer applications has fully converted the world into the “computer age” and transformed the entire globe into a global village.
Computers and software have had a substantial impact on many parts of human activity today, including education, health care, the military, politics, agriculture, religion, and commerce.
This implies that computer literacy is a fundamental requirement for anyone (students or any cooperative body) to function effectively and efficiently in any field of human endeavour today, particularly for science teachers and students to deliver in various fields of specialisation in the current computer age.
Objectives Of The Study
The objectives of the study are as follows:
To determine the level of computer awareness among secondary school students.
To determine the extent to which secondary school pupils use computers.
To determine the percentage of secondary school students who are familiar with PowerPoint.
H1: There is no level of computer literacy among secondary school students.
H2: There is no evidence that secondary school students use computers.