Imperatives Of Information And Communication Technology (ICT) For Quality Secondary Education In Nigeria




1T. Terver Udu, PhD

 2I.A. Akem

1Department of English & Literary Studies, College of Education, Katsina-Ala

2Department of Curriculum, College of Education, Katsina-Ala.

This article considers Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as an imperative for the attainment of quality secondary education in Nigeria. It argues that secondary education constitutes the foundation of western education and if it is supported with ICT, it will prepare the learner for holistic education. ICT also makes education accessible and increases its quality. The article identifies and discusses some of the problems facing effective secondary education to include high ICT illiteracy rates, poor English language competence, attitude of government, and poor supply of amenities among others. It suggests that Government should initiate ways of fostering the ICT literacy skills of teachers by sponsoring them to workshops and short term programmes while head teachers on their part should ensure that computer studies are introduced right at the primary school level. It also suggests that government should give teachers at the primary and secondary levels better and improved work conditions to improve the quality of education offered at these levels.

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