ANALYSING THE INFLUENCE OF ‘TELEMATICS’ ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN ANAMBRA STATE

Abstract:

Educational and instructional television programmes are vital to academic achievement. The success of any instructional programme will depend on the instructor's skill in encoding symbols that are meaningful to the audience and on their skill in decoding them. The question therefore is "are the target audience of these programmes exposed to it and if they do, of what use do the targets of these programmes put it. This is however what this survey study investigated using 250 students of Christ the King College and Queen of the Rosary College Onitsha as study groups. The objectives of this study were to find out whether the respondents are exposed to telematics, how often they watch it and also to find out whether exposure to the programme improved their academic performance. The findings revealed that respondents’ academic performance was enhanced through constant exposure to telematics. The study suggested among others that special time should be made available in school curriculum for teachers to summarize and analyse contents of educational and instructional broadcast programmes which students had watched at home. This is with a view to ensuring better utilization of such programmes by students.