The Impact of Computer Literacy on Students’ Academic Performance in Senior Secondary Schools in Esan West Local Government Area, Edo State, Nigeria
Dr. Aitokhuehi, Johnson Oseghale; Dr. Ojogho, John

The study examined the impact of computer literacy on students’ academic performance in EsanWest Local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria. To guide the study, four (4) questions were raised and answered. This is to determine the impact of computer literacy in the academic performance of students in the senior secondary schools in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State. Data were got with the use of an instrument titled: Questionnaire on Students’ Computer Literacy Level and Computer Usage (QSCLLCU). One hundred and twenty (120) out of 1,200 final year students, representing 10% were used from the fourteen (14) existing secondary schools in Esan west local government area of Edo State, Nigeria. The findings revealed that: computer literate students perform better than non-computer literate; computer literate female students perform better than male students who are also computer literate; computer literate students who are not addicted to the use of computer facilities perform better than those who are addicted; computer literate students in co-educational secondary schools perform slightly better than those in single sex schools. Based on the findings, one of the recommendations was that, all the students in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State should be taught how to use computer facilities to search for valid information related to their academic activities.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jehd.v3n3a21