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Oyeboade, J.A. and Gbotosho, A.S. (2017). Availability, access points and use of information and communication technologies by science students in selected private secondary schools in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Library Philosophy and Practice
This study examined the availability, access points and use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by science students in selected private secondary schools in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. The descriptive survey design was used and four (4) research questions guided the study. Data was collected from one hundred and fifty six (156) science students from six (6) private secondary schools in Ibadan with the use of questionnaire. The data analysis was done with the use of SPSS. Findings revealed the ICT facilities that were made available to include: computers 125 (80.1%), scanning machine 120 (76.9%), interactive white board 118(75.6%), CD-ROMS 117(75.0%), Internet 116(74.4%), mobile phone 114(73.1%), television 102(65.4%), radio 102(65.4%). Most of the respondents frequently used interactive white board for learning 101(64.7%), television 98(62.8%), and mobile phone 98(62.8%). Similarly, the science students had access to television at school, home and cyber café. There was access to interactive white board at school and home. Similarly, most of the respondents had access to Internet and computers at home and cyber café. However, the challenges faced by the science students on use of ICT facilities in Ibadan Township were: fear of using ICT tools, time constrains, complexity of operating ICT tools and lack of electricity to power the tool(s). The study recommends that teachers should train science students on use of ICT; secondary school management/authorities should adequately supply sufficient ICT teaching equipment to schools; science students should have personal laptop and modem.