ICT Skill Needs of Nigerian Secondary School Leavers Towards Sustainable Economy and Peaceful Co-existence

Nnenna Ekpereka Ibezim

Abstract

The high rate of youth unemployment in Nigeria is posing a threat to the social peace of the country. Hence, this study, to identify the ICT skill needs of Nigerian secondary school leavers towards sustainable economy and peaceful co-existence. Three research questions, one hypothesis, were formulated, answered and tested in the study. The survey research design was adopted for the study. The population for the study was 2,765 final year secondary school students at the verge of graduation in the seven public secondary schools in Nsukka urban, Enugu State, Nigeria. A Sample size of 700 students, drawn using a simple random sampling technique was studied. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data, and Cronbach alpha technique was used to determine the internal consistency of the items, which yielded a co-efficient of 0.81. Data collected were analyzed using mean while t-test statistic was used to test the hypothesis. The study identified viable basic computer skill needs, software development skill needs, and hardware maintenance skill needs of the school leavers, and recommended that the government and curriculum planners should integrate the identified skill needs into the secondary school curriculum to empower the youths for economic sustenance and peaceful co-existence.

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Ekpereka Ibezim N. (2015). ICT Skill Needs of Nigerian Secondary School Leavers Towards Sustainable Economy and Peaceful Co-existence . In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-107-6, pages 386-392. DOI: 10.5220/0005455003860392


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@conference{csedu15,
author={Nnenna Ekpereka Ibezim},
title={ICT Skill Needs of Nigerian Secondary School Leavers Towards Sustainable Economy and Peaceful Co-existence},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2015},
pages={386-392},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005455003860392},
isbn={978-989-758-107-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - ICT Skill Needs of Nigerian Secondary School Leavers Towards Sustainable Economy and Peaceful Co-existence
SN - 978-989-758-107-6
AU - Ekpereka Ibezim N.
PY - 2015
SP - 386
EP - 392
DO - 10.5220/0005455003860392