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DIGITAL RESEARCH PROFICIENCY IN INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY SKILLS EMPLOYED BY SECRETARIAL STAFF AND BUSINESS TEACHERS IN DAY-TO-DAY ADMINISTRATION AND TRAINING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Not only does Information and Communication Technology (ICT) have the potential to increase the efficacy and efficiency of teaching and learning, it also has the potential to lessen administrative obligations. This study investigates the extent to which secretarial staff and business teachers use of digital research proficiency in information and communication technology skills in their day-to-day interactions in secondary schools in Benue State. Specifically, a descriptive survey research approach was used for this investigation.The study tested four hypotheses and answered four research questions at 0. 05 level of significance. The study's population was 53 respondents that comprised 38 business teachers and 15 secretaries from public secondary schools in zone C of Benue State which were drawn from 15 secondary schools that offer Business subjects through simple random sampling technique. The entire population of 53 respondents was sampled because of the manageability. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data. To answer the research questions, the collected data were analysed using mean and standard deviation while T- test statistics were used to test the null hypotheses at the 0.05 level of significance. It was suggested based on the findings that Business personnel can exchange diverse ideas using ICT without being constrained by any factor or area by adopting the relevant skills required for each task. The study findings also suggest that teaching can be improved once the students understand the mechanics of classroom-related technologies.
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