Influence of Availability of ICT on the Managerial Capacity of Principals of Senior Secondary Schools in Adamawa State, Nigeria
The study was aimed at determining the Influence of availability of information and communication technology (ICT) on the managerial capacity of principals of Senior Secondary Schools in Adamawa State, Nigeria. One research question and one hypothesis guided the study. The study employed correlational and descriptive survey research designs using a checklist to collect its data. The population of the study was 1,625 comprises of principals, vice principal admin, vice principal academics, exam officers, and bursars of senior secondary schools while the sampled of the study was six hundred and fifty (650) drawn using purposive sampling technique to participate in this study. A checklist tagged “Checklist of Availability of ICT Facilities for Managerial Capacity in Senior Secondary Schools” was used for the collection of data. The data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation to answer the research question, multiple regression for testing hypothesis and percentages for the checklist. Based on the finding of this study, it was concluded that, the hypothesis tested was rejected because it was found to have significant mean influence on principals’ managerial capacity and therefore concluded that availability of ICT facilities have significant interactional mean influence relationship on principals’ managerial capacity in senior secondary schools. A recommendation was made; the government should increase funding for the entire educational sector with emphasis on ICT this will help improve the level availability of ICT facilities in the schools.