Junior High School Teachers' Knowledge and Attitude towards the Teaching of Information and Communication Technology in the Savulugu-Nantong District, Ghana


Kere Osman Daud
Abu Sulemena


The research assessed Junior High School teachers' knowledge and attitude towards the teaching of information and communication technology (ICT) in the Savulugu-Nantong district. The study involved 68 teachers. Cross-sectional descriptive survey with non-probability convenient sampling design was used. Four-point Likert type of instrument was administered. Factor analysis and descriptive analysis were carried out. The research identified the impact that training of ICT teachers and the provision of ICT facilities have on the teachers' knowledge and attitude to the teaching of the subjects. The research concluded that there is a relationship between teachers' knowledge and attitude of teachers on one hand and access to ICT facilities on the other. The two main teacher universities; the University of Cape Coast and the University of Education, Winneba as well as the colleges of education that train pre-tertiary level teachers should improve on their facilities to train high quality ICT teachers. District directors of education, Government of Ghana, parent teacher associations and non-governmental organizations that are into education should organize in-service training workshops and seminars for ICT teachers to create positive attitude in them. They should assist in the provision of ICT facilities for the schools and personal computers to teachers to help them develop innovative, competent skills, knowledge and positive attitude to the teaching of ICT.