EVALUATION OF COMPUTER EDUCATION PROGRAMME (CASE STUDY OF ENUGU STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (TECHNICAL))
The study evaluated computer science education programme in Enugu State College of Education, Technical, Enugu. Four research questions were asked and ensured. The research method used is survey type. The population of the study is 1262 (one thousand two hundred and sixty two). Data were corrected from two hundred students (200) and five (5) lecturers of the department of computer science Education in ESECT. The instrument used was questioner. The instrument was validated by the academic staff of the computer science education in ESECT. The questioners were administered and collected fro data analysis. The data collected were analyzed using means. After analysis it was fund out that the following responses were indicated by having high mean value. The major findings of the study were inadequate of conducive offices for working, unsteady power supply for practical, inability of the students to write programming language. Based on this recommendations the school authority should help in providing steady power supply, computer laboratory for practical
Background of the Study Enugu State College of Education (Technical) is about the youngest higher institution in the state. The institution started with several schools and department. Computer science Education is one of the departments in the school of Science Education. Most of the basic sciences both physical and natural sciences are combined with computer science education. This is an indication that computer science is about the biggest department in terms of population. One cannot evaluate computer science education effectively without having full knowledge of computer. According to Odo (2005), computer can be defined as an electronic device that can: 1. Accept data 2. store data 3. manipulate data as information and 4. produce an intelligible result (information) as an output.According to BBC English dictionary courtesy of education tax fund (2003), Computer is an electronic machine that makes quick calculations and data deals with large amount of information. Onah (2003), further described computer as an electronic machine that accepts data through the input unit, process data through the central processing unit and produce information through output unit. On the other hand, education is defined as the inculcation of skill, knowledge, values, attitude and norms that are both formal and informal to the leaner (Eze, 2001). According to Odo, Ede and Ezike (2000) education is what happens to human beings from the day they are born to the day they die. Also Nzeneri (2005), defined education as any planned series of incidents, having humanistic basic and directed towards the participants learning and understanding. Today, computer system has helped in making human activities easy. Computer has also helped in information, communication and technology which make communication easy and common. Accountants also use computers in their day-to-day business transaction.