Published on October 2020 | Information and Communication Technology, Educational Development, Teaching Resource Materials, Quality Education Delivery.

Authors: Justice Agyei Ampofo, Abigail Antwi Abrefi
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Journal Name: International Journal of Applied Research in Social Sciences
Volume: 2 Issue: 4 Page No: 97-110
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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become one of the basic building blocks of modern society hence ICT resources are key in effective teaching and learning. However, there seems to be a paucity of studies on ICT resources available in public basic schools in general and Adansi Atobiase in particular. This research seeks to bridge this knowledge gap by finding out ICT resources available for teachers in their teaching at public basic schools in Adansi Atobiase in the Adansi South District of the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Study methods include the use of questionnaires (close and open-ended questions). A total of 40 respondents (40 teachers) who took part in this study were purposively selected. The results indicate that the basic school teachers in Adansi Atobiase do not have all the ICT available resources to facilitate teaching and learning. The study also found out that ICT resources such as ICT teachers, laptops, computers, projectors, ICT laboratories and internet access are not available at basic schools in Adansi Atobiase. It emerged from the study that availability of ICT resources, students’ readiness to embrace technology, teachers’ readiness to embrace technology, availability of technical support, stable power supply and intention to facilitate teaching and learning are the factors that influence the teachers’ usage of ICT resources in teaching and learning in basic schools in Adansi Atobiase. The study recommends that ICT basic resources like computers, laptops and infrastructures should be provided to the basic schools in Adansi Atobiase in the Adansi South District of the Ashanti Region of Ghana for effective use of ICT in teaching and learning at the basic schools since it is the basic stage of equipping the youth with the necessary skills and knowledge for national development. The study finally recommends that basic school teachers in the Adansi South District especially those in Adansi Atobiase should be given the necessary training in ICT usage so that they become familiar with modern pedagogy of imparting knowledge and skills, and possibly become part of curriculum structure for their professional training. Lastly, the study recommends that modern ICT laboratories should be built in Adansi Atobiase to accommodate enough students at a time looking at their population size for effective and efficient teaching and learning environment.

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