EFFECTIVENESS OF USING ICT IN TEACHING READING COMPREHENSION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN KADUNA
Hanna 0. Yusuf
Department of Educational Foundations and Curriculum, Ahmadu Bello University. Zaria
The study investigated the effectiveness o/‘using [CT in Teaching Reading Comprehension in secondary schools in Kaduna. Two randomly selected government secondary schools tagged School ‘A’ and School ‘8′ were used for the study. The research design was pre-test. post— test. quasi experimental design. Both groups were exposed to pre—test in order to establish their homogeneity levels prior to teaching while the post-test was administered after six weeks of teaching. School ‘A ‘ was used as the experimental group while school B was used as the control school. The experimental school was exposed to reading comprehension lessons using [CT facilities such as computer, laptops and ipads. The control group was taught without ICT facilities, Both groups were tested after eight weeks of teaching using reading comprehension test. The result revealed that the experimental group which was taught reading comprehension using ICT facilities performed better than the control group. Students in the experimental group were highly engaged and were able to demonstrate unique and creative ways of responding to text using the available ICT facilities. It was therefore recommended that teachers should introduce the use of ICT facilities in teaching reading comprehension in order to prepare students for the 21st century technology.