CONTINENTAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATION RESEARCH
Science and Education Development Institute
Keywords: Subject Knowledge, Academic Performance, Office Technology and Management
This study examined lecturers’ subject knowledge and students’ academic performance in Office Technology and Management (OTM) at Polytechnics in Osun State. The study adopted descriptive survey design. One research question and one null hypothesis guided the study. The population for the study was 195 made up of all full-time HND I and HND II students of Office Technology and Management departments in the two purposively selected Polytechnics. Data for the study were collected through the use of two instruments: A structured questionnaire titled Lecturers’ Teaching Competencies and Students’ Academic Performance (LSK&SAP) and approved results of previous academic performance of students in ICT related courses. Split-half method was used to determine the scale reliability of the instrument. The reliability coefficient calculated for the study was 0.84. This coefficient is high and positive and therefore the instrument was adjudged reliable. The mean and standard deviations were used to analyze the research question while independent t-test analysis was used to test the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that OTM lecturers at Polytechnics in Osun State are competent in subject knowledge. It was also revealed that subject knowledge has positive significant influence on students’ academic performance. Based on these findings, it was recommended among others that Office Technology and Management curriculum in Polytechnics be made more practical in information and communication technology by providing the needed ICT facilities that would enhance impartation of skills on students.
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