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American Journal of Information Systems. 2019, 7(1), 1-6
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Principals' ICT Proficiency Level and Tutors’ Willingness to Adopt Modern Technological Devices in Teaching in the Volta and Greater Accra Regions, Ghana

Abraham Lois N.1, Prince Edem Dzakpasu1, and Kwabla Destiny Amenyedzi2

1University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

2Francis College of Education, Hohoe, Volta Region, Ghana

Pub. Date: July 21, 2019

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Abraham Lois N., Prince Edem Dzakpasu and Kwabla Destiny Amenyedzi. Principals' ICT Proficiency Level and Tutors’ Willingness to Adopt Modern Technological Devices in Teaching in the Volta and Greater Accra Regions, Ghana. American Journal of Information Systems. 2019; 7(1):1-6. doi: 10.12691/ajis-7-1-1


The proficiency level of College Principals in effective utilization ICT has been related to the effective integration of ICT into Colleges and its integration by Tutors in enhancing the learning conditions of students. The descriptive survey was conducted to assess the ICT proficiency level of Principals and Tutors willingness to adopt ICT in their teaching in the Colleges of Education in the Volta and Greater Accra Regions of Ghana. The study utilized a descriptive survey design. The research instrument employed for the study was questionnaires for data collection. The sample size of 10 for Principals was purposively selected from the Colleges of Education in the two regions. In addition, through the use of random sampling, 195 Tutors were selected as sample for the study. Generally, the Principals had a high proficiency level with the use of ICT materials such as computer for making a presentation, computer for teaching, browsing on the internet using different websites. It was observed that the Tutors were willing to adopt ICT in their teaching via their willingness to employ projectors in their teaching, use Microsoft word, excel and power point in teaching, and the purchase of personal computers to use for teaching. It was concluded that the Principals had a high proficiency level in ICT use and the Tutors were as well ready to adopt ICT in their teaching.

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