Leo C. Chukwu (PhD), Basil Onyiah (PhD)


This study examined the impact of modern technologies’ usage in effective curriculum content delivery in public secondary schools in Enugu State. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The study was guided by two research questions and two null-hypotheses. The population for the study was 8,868 respondents which comprised 295 principals and 8,573 teachers respectively. The sample size of the study was 293 principals and 507 teachers totaling 802 respondents. The sample for the principals comprised all the two hundred and ninety-five (295) principals and 6% of all the teachers in each of the three zones were chosen for the study which was 507. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire titled “Modern Technologies’ usage in Effective Curriculum Content Delivery Questionnaire (MTECDQ)”. The instrument was validated by three research experts who were from Department of Educational Management and the other from Measurement and Evaluation Unit of Department of Mathematics and Computer Education all in the Faculty of Education, Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT).Cronbach alpha method was used to determine the reliability of the instrument which yielded 0.78 for cluster A and 0.80 for cluster B with an overall reliability index of 0.79 which made the instrument reliable and was used for data collection. A 4 point rating scale of Strongly Agree (SA), Agree (A), Disagree (D) and Strongly Disagree (SD) was used with numerical values of 4, 3, 2 and 1 for both positive and negative items respectively. However, out of the 802 copies of the instrument administered on the respondents, the researchers and their assistants retrieved 742 copies (274 from the principals and 468 from the teachers) which was a 93% retrieval rate. Mean scores and standard deviation were used for analysing the data collated while t-test statistic was used to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that modern technologies have impacts on effective curriculum delivery in terms of effective teaching and learning. The researchers recommended among others that public secondary schools need to integrate modern technologies in education which is the way so far viable to prepare learners to operate in the modern knowledge economy. Also, the school should provide an enabling environment where teaching and learning can strive with the inclusion of modern technologies.


Impact, Modern Technologies, Curriculum Content, Effective Delivery, Public Secondary Schools, Enugu State.

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