AN INVESTIGATION INTO SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ ATTITUDE TOWARDS INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION AND USAGE
This paper examined the attitude of students to ICT in selected secondary schools in Ibadan North Local Government Area of Oyo State. In this study, 250 students were selected from 13 secondary schools. 120 were males and 130 were females. The instruments used had 25 statements relating to measurement of student’s attitude to ICT. There were 11 negative questions and 14 positive questions in the survey instrument used. The validated questionnaire was subjected to Cronbach’s Alpha reliability tool that yielded a value of 0.73. The research instrument used was Secondary School Students Attitude towards ICT Adoption and Usage Questionnaire (SSSAIAUQ). It was discovered that there was no significant difference between the male and female secondary school students’ attitude to ICT adoption and usage. Male students had a stronger positive attitude towards ICT usage with their female counterparts. Besides, students from urban schools had an equal positive attitude towards ICT usage than students from rural schools. Some of the recommendations are that National Policy on technological development should be put in place to assist in the proper take off development programme on ICT for the present generation. Accessibility to scientific data via internet and worldwide websites should be part of immediate step to be taken to improve the information needs and consciousness of the people. Younger people should be empowered through various programmes in the anticipation of the challenges in information and communication technology as a drive for a purposeful creativity.