INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING OF DATA PROCESSING IN SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN OYO STATE

Damilare Andrew Omideyi(1), Sunday Adesope OJETUNDE Ph.D(2), Gbolagade Ramon OLOSUNDE Ph.D(3),


(1) Faculty of Education, Department of Science, Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Nigeria
(2) Faculty of Education, Department of Library, Arts and Social Science Education, Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Nigeria
(3) Federal College of Education, (Special) Oyo, Nigeria
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Abstract


The effect of instructional materials for teaching and learning of data processing in selected secondary schools in Oyo State was examined. The study investigated National Examination Council (NECO) results and West African Examination Council (WAEC) results of 2020/2023 of candidates that sit for data processing at Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) level which recorded some form of undesirable results. Be that as it may, data processing is seen as an important subject that to prepare students for further engagement in national development and social engineering. Thus, the marginal average in the 2020-23 NECO and WAEC needs to be examined with a view of understanding the circumstances that led to the outcome. Therefore, this study is an attempt to attempt to ascertain the possible causes of the failure and proffer solutions to tackle the undesirable outcome and enhance the teaching and learning of data processing. Research design used for the study is ex-post fact design because already enlisted data was used (students’ results in WAEC and NECO). Sample for the study comprised all students that registered for data processing in selected five (5) sampled schools for the study using purposive sampling techniques in all two hundred and forty five (245) students participated in the study. Two instruments were used in the data collection; validated questionnaire on the causes of poor performance of students in data processing using cronbach alpha (instrument’s reliability yielded a coefficient of 0.78 Cronbach alpha) and profoma for 2020 to 2023 WAEC and NECO results. Simple percentage was used in data analyses. Based on the results, it was recommended that using instructional material for students would enhance better performance in the data processing as a subject.

Keywords


Instructional material, Learning, Teaching, Data Processing, Data processing system

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