Constraint to the Use of Information Technology in Teaching Mathematics in Secondary Schools
This study was designed to investigate the problems and prospects of using ICT in teaching of mathematics in secondary school in Aguata Educational Zone, Anambra state. The design of the study was a descriptive survey design. By application of stratified random sampling technique, a total of 28 public secondary schools were drawn from three Local Government Areas in the zone. Some 280 mathematics teachers (10 from each school) were used as respondents for the study. Four research questions were posed. The instrument for the study was a four-point scale questionnaire. Answers to the research questions were analyzed using mean. The findings of the study show that most of the ICT facilities for teaching mathematics are inadequate, mathematics teachers are not given enough technical and financial support. The result also indicates that ICT removes barriers by providing instant feedback for lesson taught. Recommendations include that the school principal should make the available ICT facilities accessible to both teachers and students and see that the ICT facilities within their custody are in good shape and ICT literacy should be considered a must for recruitment of mathematics teachers.