An Assessment of Availability of Information Technology Equipment For Instructional Purposes In Secondary Schools In Ilesha East Local Government Of Osun State.

Adebayo, A.A
Department of Computer Science, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo

Information Technology (IT) equipment are a prerequisite for an effective IT development. This survey study assessed the adequacy of the available computers and telephones in secondary schools in Ilesha East Local Government of Osun State, Nigeria .Using 15 randomly selected secondary schools, it was found that only one school had computers for instructional use (6.67%) while 8 schools had functional telephone lines (53.33%).The study also revealed inadequacy in qualified personnel, in addition to apparent lack of preparedness by the government, schools and students for IT development. Measures for improvement were suggested including the establishment of an IT division under the planning section of each Ministry of Education, to align IT with secondary schools’ goals.