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USING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) TO PREDICT TEACHERS PRODUCTIVITY


Volume 2, Issue 2, June 2014, Pages 348–355

 USING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) TO PREDICT TEACHERS PRODUCTIVITY

Appiahene Peter, BOATENG FRANK LAUD, FLOYD-HOCKMAN ANTHONY, ONWONA-AGYEMAN ANTHONY LORD, and OPOKU MICHEAL

Original language: English

Received 2 May 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is a broad term that includes all technologies for the management and communication of information. The information needed by a good teacher is very crucial to his or her responsibility such that, tools and technologies that would fast track up the documentation, management and information conduct are not only vital but professionally essential. The value of precision, exactness, wholeness, significance and appropriateness are characteristics of information which ICT systems do breed to meet teacher's information needs. Seeing the critical roles of ICT in the humanity, the main objective of this paper is to investigate ICT usage as predictor of teachers' productivity in Schools/Institutions in Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana. The target population for this study was Teachers in both Government and Private Schools/Institutions in Kumasi Metropolis. Twenty Schools/Institutions made up of Junior High schools, Senior High Schools and Tertiary Institutions such as Teacher and Nursing Training Colleges, Polytechnics and Universities thus both private and Government in Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana was used. Cluster sampling was employ to select respondents across all the Institutions in the Kumasi Metropolis. The population was divided into clusters of Teachers and lectures in fifteen Government Institutions, and teachers and lectures from five private Institutions were randomly selected. The findings of this study have discovered that Schools in Kumasi Metropolis are currently making head ways towards participating in the global acceptance and use of ICT. The paper recommends effective human capacity building and user education programs for sustainable use of ICT in Kumasi Metropolis Schools.

Author Keywords: ICT, TEACHERS, PREDICT, PRODUCTIVITY, USAGE.


How to Cite this Article


Appiahene Peter, BOATENG FRANK LAUD, FLOYD-HOCKMAN ANTHONY, ONWONA-AGYEMAN ANTHONY LORD, and OPOKU MICHEAL, “USING INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) TO PREDICT TEACHERS PRODUCTIVITY,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 348–355, June 2014.