SKILLS REQUIRED FOR COMPUTER MAINTENANCE BY LECTURERS IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IN BENUE STATE

TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGE
APPROVAL PAGE
CERTIFICATION
DEDICATION
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
LIST OF TABLES
LIST OF FIGURES
ABSTRACT

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
Background of Study
Statement of the Problem
Purpose of the Study
Significance of the Study
Research Questions
Null Hypotheses
Scope of the Study

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
Conceptual Framework
The Computer
Computer Maintenance
Computer Maintenance Skills
Lecturers in Colleges of Education
Theoretical Framework
Cognitive Load Theory
Constructivist Learning Theory
Related Empirical Studies
Summary of Review of Related Literature

CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY
Research Design
Area of the Study
Population of the Study
Sample and Sampling Technique
Instrument for Data Collection
Validity of the Instrument
Reliability of the Instrument
Method of Data Collection
Method of Data Analysis

CHAPTER FOUR: PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF DATA
Research Question One
Research Question Two
Research Question Three
Hypothesis One
Hypothesis Two
Hypothesis Three
Findings of the Study
Discussion

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSIONS, IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Re-statement of the Problem
Description of Procedures Used
Summary of major Findings
Implications of the Study
Conclusion
Limitations of the study
Recommendations
Suggestions for Further Research
REFERENCES



ABSTRACT
The study was carried out to determine the skills required by computer science Lecturers in colleges of education in Benue state for computer maintenance. Three research questions and three null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The population for the study was 78 persons. This consisted of 26 computer science Lecturers of universities domiciled in Benue state, and 52 computer science Lecturers in colleges of education in Benue state. The entire population was used for the study because the number was small and manageable. Structured questionnaire was the instrument employed for data collection. The questionnaire consisted of 63 items developed from the reviewed literature and used to elicit responses from computer science Lecturers of universities domiciled and Colleges of Education in Benue state regarding the research questions. Copies of the questionnaire were distributed by the researcher with the help of three research assistants. 87% of questionnaires were returned and correctly filled. Data collected was analyzed using mean, while t-test for independent samples was used to test the three null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. After carrying out necessary analysis, it was found that computer science Lecturers in colleges of education in Benue state highly require preventive, predictive and corrective skills for computer maintenance. No significant differences were found between the opinions of computer science Lecturers of universities, and the computer science Lecturers in colleges of education in Benue state. It was recommended, among others, that National Universities Commission. should include the teaching of computer maintenance skills to under- graduate computer science students as a compulsory course. Suggestions for further study were also made.



CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
Background of Study
Computer is one of the most important single tools for driving educational development. The computer is defined as a data processing machine that accepts input data, processes it and outputs a result (Forouzan and Mosharraf, 2008). Bakpo (2014) described the computer as an electronic machine operating under the control of instructions stored in its memory and able to capture or accept data, manipulate the data according to specified rules, produce results and store the results for future use. The computer may therefore be defined as a multipurpose electronic device which is capable of accepting data, storing, processing it, and giving out the processed results under the control of stored instructions. These functions are possible because of harmonious working among the computer’s component parts.

Computer has two major component parts: hardware (the visible, tangible components) and software (the programs or processing instructions). Computer hardware is further divided into several parts: input devices, central processing unit (CPU), and output devices. Input devices are used to send data into the computer for further processing or storage. These input devices include the keyboard, mouse, joystick, touch pen, touch pad, magnetic ink character recognition (MICR), voice recognition, forensic tools, e.t.c. The mouse, touch pen, touch pad and joystick are generally referred to as pointing devices. Along with the keyboard, the pointing devices form the most common input devices employed for sending data into the central processing unit (Bakpo, 2014).

The central processing unit (CPU) is made up of the control unit (CU), arithmetic and logic unit (ALU), and the memory (Forouzan and Mosharraf, 2008). The CU and the ALU are......

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