AYOOLA, Y.A (PhD)
Department of Physics, Osun State College Of Education' Ilesa, Osun State
The main thrust of this paper is to ascertain the degree of access to ICT and examine the proficiency of the use of ICT devices such as lap-tops, power-point, multimedia, data projector, one and two-way interactive equipment, Local Area Network (LAN) Wide Area Network (WAN), library-based computer among others in solving problem in Physics and in othersubjects in general. Three hypotheses were formulated; which is to establish whether there were significant differences in access to ICT devices and proficiency in the use of the ICT devices among the Physics student in some selected privately-owned and public secondary school. A descriptive research design of the survey type was adopted. The sample consisted of 100 Physics students randomly selected from the purposively selected private and public schools. A self-designed questionnaire was used with some task to measure their skill proficiency in ICT. The data collected was analysed using frequency counts, percentage score and chi-square statistic. All hypotheses were tested at 0.05 alpha level of significance. The study revealed that student in private schools have more access to ICT and are more proficient in the use of ICT than the public student. Based on the findings, implication to the school managers and the counselors were enumerated. Recommendations were made on how to utilize the ICT devices, human resources and counseling services to foster successful academic performance among secondary school students.