Assessment of Teachers’ and Students’ Level of Utilization of ICT Tools for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Ilorin, Nigeria

  • Khadijat Saka Ameen University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
  • Kehinde Abdullahi University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
  • AbdulJabbar Usman Jibril University of Ilorin, Nigeria.

Abstract

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is an instrument par excellence that a nation can rely upon to bring about self-reliance in an educational system. Therefore, there is the need to incorporate ICT into teaching and learning; hence, the study investigated the assessment of Teachers’ and Students’ level of utilization of ICT tools for teaching and learning mathematics in Ilorin, Nigeria. The study was a descriptive research of the survey type. The population for the study was all senior secondary schools in Ilorin, Kwara State. 170 students and 50 mathematics teachers were randomly selected from senior secondary schools in Ilorin. The instrument used for the study was researchers-designed questionnaire, which comprised of 24 ICT tools. The instrument was validated and the reliability index of 0.78 was obtained. The data gathered was analyzed statistically using simple percentage and Chi-Square statistics analyses. The findings revealed amongst others that; mathematics teachers and students utilized ICT tools for teaching and learning mathematics respectively. Also, mathematics teachers and students were not skilled in utilizing ICT tools. The findings from the study show that the gender of both teachers and students does not have any influence on the teaching and learning of mathematics with the use of ICT tools. Based on the findings, It was therefore, recommended among others that seminars and workshops should be organized for both female and male mathematics teachers on the benefits and how to incorporate ICT tools into their teaching activities and students should be encouraged to familiarize themselves with ICT tools so as to increase their level of competencies in the use of ICT tools.

Published
2018-02-06
How to Cite
AMEEN, Khadijat Saka; ABDULLAHI, Kehinde; JIBRIL, AbdulJabbar Usman. Assessment of Teachers’ and Students’ Level of Utilization of ICT Tools for Teaching and Learning Mathematics in Ilorin, Nigeria. KIU Journal of Humanities, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2 (B), p. 177-184, feb. 2018. ISSN 2522-2821. Available at: <https://ijhumas.com/ojs/index.php/kiuhums/article/view/170>. Date accessed: 22 jan. 2022.