• Enemuo, Chinwe Juliana Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam. Anambra State, Nigeria
  • Okigbo, Ebele Chinelo Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Anambra State, Nigeria




Utilization, computer literacy skills, lecturers, Federal State, colleges of Education


Purpose: Every institution has its aims and objectives with activities to be carried out and resources to be utilize to achieved the expected goals. Utilization of computer skills requires adequate planning and regular practicing for effective performance. The purpose of the study was to examine the computer literacy skills utilized in teaching and research by Federal and State colleges of Education lecturers in South East Nigeria. 

Methodology: Two research questions guided the study, while one null hypotheses was tested at 0.05 level of significance.  Descriptive survey was adopted for the study, population of the study comprised of 2,102 lecturers in all the seven colleges of education in south east Nigeria. (Three federal and four state colleges of education) The sampling size was 630 using proportionate stratified sampling technique.  The instrument for data collection was researcher –structured questionnaire titled Utilization of Computer Literacy skills Questionnaire (UCLSQ) which was validated by three experts.  The reliability of the (UCLSQ) was established using Cronbach alpha formular to test for internal consistency of the items which yielded reliability indices of 0.82. the questionnaire copies were administered to the lecturers with the help of three research assistants. Method of data collection, Data collected was analyzed using mean, standard deviation and independent t-test.


Results: The findings of the study further revealed among others that lecturers utilize only microsoft word skills and  internet operation, but do not utilize microsoft power point, and microsoft excel, generally as shown in the study lecturers do no. Secondly, both Federal and state colleges of Education lecturers utilize microsoft word skills and internet operation skills but do not utilize microsoft powerpoint and microsoft excel skills. There is no significant difference between federal and state in utilizing microsoft word and internet operation skills, also there is a significance difference between federal and state lecturers in utilization of microsoft power point and microsoft excel in teaching and research. 

Policy recommendation: Based on the results of the study, it was recommended that the school management should on regular basis organize in house training programme for lecturers in the utilization of different computer skills for teaching and research and also provision of laboratory, personal laptops effective teaching and learning.

Author Biographies

Enemuo, Chinwe Juliana, Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam. Anambra State, Nigeria

Department of Science Education, Chukwuemeka

Okigbo, Ebele Chinelo, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Anambra State, Nigeria

Department of Science Education


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How to Cite

Enemuo, C. J., & Okigbo, E. C. (2021). UTILIZATION OF COMPUTER LITERACY SKILLS IN TEACHING AND RESEARCH BY LECTURERS IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION LECTURERS IN SOUTH-EAST NIGERIA . Journal of Education and Practice, 5(3), 54–68. https://doi.org/10.47941/jep.701