1.1 Background to the Study
The students in Nigerian tertiary used various media and objects such as drums, flutes, gongs etc; for communication and the class rooms‟ discussion was not left out. Objects such as stones and sticks were used to count as stones and sticks were used to count numbers. The use of writing and invention of printing materials transformed the type and context of recorded history communication in a tremendous progression. Through the utilization of books, new-papers, magazines and radio; instructions were given to students at different level of education. Education is now supported and enhanced with the application of information and communication Technology (ICT) in learning process.
The world is being reduced to a global village through the use of ICT.
This ICT is characterized by the revolutionary advancement. However, ICT
promotes national development and better relationship with other nations. The
use of ICT by the Nigerian students‟ in institutions is increasing and
dramatically growing whereby increasing the students‟ academic performance.
Learning by the use of ICTs seek to improve students‟ performance. However,
there is a great deal of knowledge about how ICTs are being used by students.
The new emerging technologies (ICTs) challenges the traditional process of
learning and the way education is managed ICT usage provides instance access to
vast array of data, challenging assimilation and assessment skills. Rapid
communication plus increased accessed to ICTs in the and in Educational sector
for learning because a truly lifelong activity and activity in which the pace
of technology changes forces constant evolution of learning (Fowowe, 2006).
The advancement in technology has facilitate in the development of meant ICT tools that is necessary and useful in education. The knowledge of ICT usage improves human capacity in every field of human endeavor such as educational programs and activities. In the last two decades, the higher institutions have invested heavenly in ICT tools by procuring facilities such as projectors, installation of internet, facilities importantly the purchase of computers for teaching and learning process (Oye,Obi &Moh‟d, 2012).
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY USAGE AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AMONGFCT COLLEGE OF EDUCATION STUDENTS, ZUBA, NIGERIA