INFLUENCE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (lCT) IN TEACHING TECHNICAL EDUCATION SUBJECTS
The study was designed to ascertain the influence of information and communication technology (lCT) in teaching technical education subjects in Rivers and Bayelsa States. A survey design was adopted which used four research question to guide the study. A structured questionnaire of 20 items was used to gather data from the population of 253 teachers in all the five technical colleges of Rivers and Bayelsa States. A sample size of 234 teachers was selected through a purposive sampling technique. The mean was used to analyze the data. The findings showed that leT as sources of information, medium of instruction, means of drafting/designing and means of troubleshooting in the teaching of technical education subjects were extremely low. Based on the findings of the stutly, it was
recommended that government should provide internet connections in technical colleges; provide computer accessories; lCT software and trainings and enact laws to enhance
computer compliance in the technical colleges.