Ibrahim Solahudeen Owoyale-Abdulganiy (PhD), Jibril Olaniyi Ayuba


The use of technology for teaching and learning in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions require great attention for the purpose of producing a quality education. The Federal Government of Nigeria, in the National Policy on Education (Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2004), recognises the role of ICT in education. Sequel to this development, the sudden emergence of Covid-19 to the entire world greatly affects all sectors most especially education. The virus led to the closure of schools throughout the world of which Nigeria was not left out. Teaching and learning via the use of chalk and talk method was stopped to avoid spreading of the virus in Nigerian schools. More so, the Nigerian government announced the total lock-down during the pandemic which gives room for virtual learning embarked upon by most schools for teaching and learning of Islamic studies in Kwara State, Nigeria. The researcher has therefore chosen to investigate the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools for teaching and learning of Islamic studies during the Covid-19 lock-down in Kwara State, Nigeria. The simple random sampling technique was used to sample 30 schools across the three senatorial districts of the state while 60 teachers and 300 students of Islamic studies were also sampled in Kwara State. Descriptive statistics in form of tables and percentages was used to describe the demographic data of the respondents and analysed the results obtained from the questionnaire administered.  It was found that Smart phones, Radio, Television and several applications such as whatsapp, zoom, telegram, facebook, google, 2go, twitter, instagram and host of others were majorly used for teaching and learning of Islamic studies in Kwara State during the Corona virus lock-down. It was recommended that to enhance effective and efficient teaching and learning of Islamic studies through virtual learning, teachers and students need to undergo rigorous training on how to make maximum use of ICT tools.


ICT, Covid-19, Islamic studies, Virtual learning, National Policy on Education.

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