INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) BASED TEACHING AND ATTENTION SPAN OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

O. Olusanmi1, S. Faboyede1, E. Ben-Caleb1, A. Faboyede2

1Covenant University (NIGERIA)
2Crawford University (NIGERIA)
The use of ICT infrastructure as a medium of teaching and learning in secondary schools in Nigeria is not a common practice. Although, government at various levels has invested huge sums in ensuring that an ICT driven education is evolved, the actualization is still distant due to inertia towards change. This study investigates the effect of ICT based teaching and learning on the attention span of secondary school students in Ogun State, Nigeria. One hundred and fifty copies of questionnaire were administered and analyzed using simple descriptive statistics and the Wilcoxon test. The study observes that there is a positive significant relationship between the use of ICT based teaching and increase in the attention span of students. It further finds that subjects which were labeled boring and uninteresting (e.g. arithmetic) showed a boost in performance as a result of ICT inclusion in teaching and learning. The study recommends that the drive to revolutionize the educational sector at the secondary school level in Nigeria should provide adequately for ICT infrastructure inclusion as this would help cultivate an endearing academic environment for students to learn and produce thorough academics.