AN ASSESSMENT OF IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL COMPUTER EDUCATION CURRICULUM IN NIGERIAN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Abstract:

This study assessed the implementation of national computer education curriculum in Nigeria primary schools. Data were collected by means of 4 points Likert Scale questionnaire from 200 primary school computer teachers (116 males and 84 females) in 12 local government areas in Oyo state, Nigeria. Cronbach’s alpha internal consistency coefficient of the Computer Education Curriculum Implementation Questionnaire (CECIQ) was 0.86. Descriptive statistics and t-test were used for analyzing data. The results revealed that there was no significant difference in the level of awareness of computer education curriculum by the private and public computer education teachers. Similarly, the result also revealed that there was no significant difference in the computer competence of male and female teachers in Nigeria primary schools. However, there was significant difference in the availability of computer hardware and software in the public and private schools. The study discusses the findings and makes some recommendations.