Disposition of Nigerian Secondary School Students to E-Learning Technology during COVID-19 Lockdown, Titus O. AJEWOLE, Sunday B. ADEYEMI, Tobi E. AMOSSOU, Adedotun S. ALONGE

Deployment of on-line teaching-learning method in Nigerian secondary schools during COVID-19 lockdown period has been criticized as not well-embraced by students. This study therefore evaluates students’ perception of the method, using the educational terrain of a Local Government Area in the country as a case study. Structured questionnaire was administered to 150 randomly selected students and their responses analyzed using statistical tools. While 57.3% claimed having proper arrangements with their school on the on-line classes and 54.6% received appropriate information about the used platforms, 30% suffered lack of facilities and 69.4% requested that topics taught on-line should be repeated in-class at schools’ resumption. In overall, a grand mean score of 2.69 on a benchmark of 2.50 on a scale of 5.00 indicates the students were fairly well-disposed to the virtual learning technology. It is, however, recommended that as the lockdown eases out, there should be make-up physical classes to remediate deficiencies of the virtual classes.

Keywords: virtual schooling, COVID-19 lockdown, secondary schools, effectiveness, teaching-learning, disposition, e-learning