The study investigated the extent of principal’s deployment of ICT skills in managing secondary school for sustainable development. Two research questions and one null hypothesis guided the study. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised all the 261 principals and 5,827 teachers in the 261 secondary schools in Anambra state. A sample of 60 principals and 360 teachers were randomly selected for the study. The instrument used for data collection was a self-developed questionnaire, titled, “ICT Deployment in Managing of Schools Questionnaire,” (ICTDMSQ). The instrument was validated by three experts, two experts from education management unit, one expert from measurement and evaluation unit, all from faculty of education in Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam. Using Cronbach Alpha, reliability index of 0.92 was obtained for the instrument. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the two research questions, while t-test was used to test the null hypothesis at .05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that principals do not deploy ICT skills in managing secondary schools which might be because of some challenges they encounter in trying to deploy ICT skills in school management. Based on the findings, some recommendations were made which include that, the government should be organizing periodic training and workshops on ICT usage for principals to attain the 21st century computer proficiency for effective and efficient management of schools and that government should release adequate fund for the procurement and management of ICT facilities and equipment for secondary schools.
Author (s) Details
F. Manafa Ifeyinwa Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam, Nigeria.