The goal of the study was to determine how Software Development application has affected students' intellectual growth in a few selected secondary schools in Lagos State's Agege Local Government Area. Subheadings were used to review the large and pertinent literature for this investigation. The use of the questionnaire and the sampling procedure, along with the survey study design, were utilized to evaluate the responses of the chosen respondents. For this survey, 200 (two hundred) respondents were chosen and used, which accounted for the majority of the population. In this study, three null hypotheses were developed and tested using the independent t-test statistical method and the Pearson Product Moment Correlation statistical tool at the 0.05 level of significance. The following findings came to light at the conclusion of the analysis: Software Development application has a significant impact on students' mathematical performance, there is a significant difference in student achievement between students taught by computer-literate teachers and those who are not, there is a significant connection between the teaching strategies of computer-literate teachers and those who are not, and there is a significant computer literate difference.

1.1 Background to the Study
It is impossible to overstate the importance of Software Development application in the educational and learning environment. ICT is used in the modern classroom in a variety of ways, from small-scale practical computer use to online learning that strengthens and develops students' cognitive and learning skills (Smith, 2003).

The advent of computers, the forerunner to our modern ICT, and the exciting potentials of computer-based instruction and learning led many researchers and funding organizations to devote a large portion of their resources to researching whether computers could take the place of teachers in crucial instructional roles. The idea that children will measurably gain from computers by merely giving them the software and hardware for an effective learning process is further perpetuated by the belief that computers should be introduced into the educational arena simply because "they are there" (Wheeler, 2010).

We live in a digital world that is continuously changing. Almost every part of our lives is impacted by ICT, including working, socializing, studying, and playing. The way that young people communicate, network, ask for help, access information, and study has changed as a result of the digital age. We must acknowledge that young people now make up the online population, and they access the Internet through a range of devices, including computers, televisions, and mobile phones (Tapscott, 2005).

We need to give our students meaningful, modern experiences that will enable them to interact with technology effectively and better prepare them for life after school as technology becomes more and more ingrained in our culture. It is well known that when ideas and skills are supported by technology and solid pedagogy, learners are motivated and deliberately involved in the learning process. To inform and improve the learning process, learning and teaching aims to provide resources for professionals, parents, and students to use these technologies (Wesley, Krockover & Hicks, 2008).

Software Development application is already a standard feature of everyday life. Over the past 20 years, the usage of Software Development application has fundamentally altered the practices and procedures of almost all commercial and governmental endeavors. Education is a very social activity, and good teachers who spend a lot of time getting to know their students personally have historically been connected with effective education. ICT in education allows for more student-centered learning environments. But as the world quickly transitions to digital media and information, ICT's impact on education and students' learning habits is becoming more and more significant, and this significance will only increase in the twenty-first century.

There is a lot of emphasis on how academic knowledge helps countries flourish economically and socially. The importance of research outputs and their value to society have come under increased scrutiny as a result of this acknowledgment for higher education institutions like universities. In addition to doing research and teaching, universities also have a responsibility to directly support the economic development of the communities in which they are located (Etzkowitz, 2002).

The possibility exists for university research to help fulfill Millennium Development Goals like Education for All (EFA) objectives and improved access to secondary, vocational, and higher education All stakeholders, including higher education institutions, must take part in resolving the issues that nations have in enhancing access to education, enhancing the quality of education, and mitigating dangers to education systems posed by pandemics, natural catastrophes, and civil conflicts. Countries must improve the management of their educational institutions, provide better instructional materials, and enhance funding for teacher hiring, management, and training (Punie & (2006) Cabrero

It is impossible to overstate how important ICT is to attaining these objectives and how important higher education institutions are because they are involved in many ICT projects. The importance of Software Development application is recognized in many areas, including increased secondary and post-secondary education, reduced training costs, gender equality knowledge delivery, enhanced learning access through creating suitable learning environments, and many more (Kaino, 2007).

Osusanya and Oloyode (2003) state that with the rapid industrialization came the necessity to manage the ever-growing number of information about components and people. This served as the foundation for the creation of the computer. Large amounts of information are currently stored on sophisticated computers. Computers are used extensively in Software Development application, and the two fields are often considered to be interchangeable. Its expansion and development have been cited as one of the greatest accomplishments of the twenty-first century by Goyal (1998).

In fact, there are a number of websites on the world wide web (www) (such as sites from Google and Yahoo) that offer details on how the network is utilized for teaching different science or mathematics courses. Students learn how to think laterally, longitudinally, and across the board from the information at the sites. Results of research on how the use of computers in instruction affected students' attitudes toward and performance in science, especially in courses connected to mathematics, revealed a general improvement (Adamsons, 2000).

A unique form of communication called telecommunication involves sending information over a vast distance. Software Development application also refers to methods for storing, retrieving, and updating information that are more effective and efficient than those that use paper. Students have recently profited from using Software Development application including computers, television, phones, and the internet as a reliable source of knowledge in their academic career or pursuit, especially in fields connected to science and mathematics. According to Uzoma (1999), students, who are primarily teenagers, use Software Development application, particularly the internet, to gather important educational information or materials, sign up for courses of study, and check their results for exams like JAMB, NECO, GCE, and POST UME, among other things.

According to Onuoha (2000), the introduction of information technology has simplified and made learning easier for pupils, particularly those in secondary schools that offer mathematics in our educational system. According to Onuoha, Software Development application has aided students in a variety of ways, including project writing and the gathering of data for useful research. Many students have been able to attain excellent academic success as a result. He added that pupils who are accustomed to using computers and the internet to carry out faster information storage and retrieval in the academic setting or school have seen a remarkable balance and effectiveness in their everyday activities.

According to Adelekunnu (1994), socialization is the process of preparing children to fit the needs of the society in which they live. He contends that Software Development application can help pupils develop social skills, independence, and academic success. Additionally, it can assist individuals in upholding societal values and standards and achieving professional success. With the use of information technology, kids excel academically in schools, particularly in University of Calabar and science-related courses.

1.2 Statement of the Problem
Many students have been detected in recent years engaging in or committing test fraud, particularly in calculation-based courses like mathematics and other science-related ones, to connect friends and co-conspirators.

In the larger society, it has been observed that both adults and students utilize GSM phones to spread a variety of lies and dishonesty, which has caused corruption to become deeply ingrained in the culture in which we live. It's admirable that television shows are broadcast in more sophisticated ways, but many of them feature violent and deplorable movies, which children watch before acting out in ways that have a detrimental effect on their mental health. There is no doubt that the development of Software Development application has led to a rise in laziness and calculator dependence among students in calculation-based courses like mathematics. The majority of math students can no longer perform basic math operations without using a calculator, the internet, etc.

This study aims to investigate how information and communications technology impacts secondary school pupils' performance in University of Calabar.

1.3 Purpose of the Study
The objectives of the study include to:

1. Examine the influence of Software Development application on students’ achievement in University of Calabar.

2. The difference between the academic performance of students taught by mathematics teachers who are computer literate and those who are not.

3. To assess whether there is a relationship between the teaching method and the academic performance of students due to use of Software Development application.

4. To examine whether there is computer literate difference in the academic performance of students due to the use of Software Development application .

1.4 Research Questions
The following research questions were raised in this study:

1. Does Software Development application have an impact on students’ achievement in University of Calabar?

2. Is there any difference between the academic performance of students taught by mathematics teachers who are computer literate and those who are not?

3. Is there any relationship between the teaching method of teachers in University of Calabar who are computer literate and those who are not?

4. Is there any computer literate difference in the academic performance of students due to the use of Software Development application?

1.5 Research Hypotheses
The undermentioned hypotheses would be tested in this study.

1. There will be no significant influence of Software Development application on students’ achievement in University of Calabar.

2. There is no significant difference between the academic performance of students taught by mathematics teachers who are computer literate and those who are not.

3. There is no significant relationship between the teaching method of teachers in University of Calabar who are computer literate and those who are not.

1.6 Significance of the Study
The following will benefit from this research:

Students: Students would gain from the study's conclusions and suggestions since they would enable them to become more knowledgeable about ICT in the classroom. Due to the advantages it offers, this program will help students to use Software Development application more actively.

Instructors: Given the findings and recommendations of this study, teachers would take advantage of the chance to engage in the usage of Software Development application because of the many advantages that can be gained from it. Software Development application and its purposes are also studied.

Family: This study will be helpful to parents because it will give them the knowledge they need to understand the advantages their children or wards are receiving from using Software Development application in their academic or extracurricular pursuits. Through this study, parents will have the chance to learn the value of Software Development application, and those who do not currently use it will begin to do so once they realize how useful it is for all aspects of human activity.

The Educational Authority The results of this study will help the school administration learn more about Software Development application and its uses, particularly in the lives of full-time students. The school authority in Nigeria would be able to broaden its policy about the availability and application of Software Development application in the educational system by following the study's recommendations.

a. The Society This study will help the society become more receptive to information and communication technologies because of the benefits it offers. The society will benefit from this study by learning more about Software Development application and how it operates in the modern environment.

1.7 Scope of the Study
The impact of Software Development application on students' intellectual growth was examined in this study in the University of Calabar.

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