Availability, Accessibility and Utilization of Information and Communication Technology in Teaching and Learning Islamic Studies in Colleges of Education, North-Eastern, Nigeria
The use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in tertiary institutions by lecturers and students has become a necessity for the enhancement of quality teaching and learning. This study examined availability, accessibility and utilization of ICT in Teaching-Learning Islamic Studies in Colleges of Education, North-East, Nigeria. The study adopted multi-stage sampling technique, in which, five out of the eleven Colleges of Education (both Federal and State owned) were purposively selected for the study. Primary data was drawn from the respondents by the use of questionnaire, interviews and observations. The results of the study, generally, indicate that the availability and accessibility to ICT facilities in Colleges of Education in North-East, Nigeria, especially in teaching/learning delivery of Islamic studies were relatively inadequate and rare to lecturers and students. The study further reveals that the respondents’ level of utilization of ICT is low and only few computer packages and internet services were involved in the ICT utilization, which is yet to reach the real expected situation of the globalization and advancement in the application of ICT if compared to other parts of the world, as far as the teaching and learning of Islamic studies is concerned. Observations and conclusion were drawn from the findings and finally, recommendations on how to improve on ICT availability, accessibility and utilization in teaching/ learning were suggested.
 A. M. Al-Rehaili, This Is The Truth, Makka al-Muarramah, Muslim World League, 1995.
 Searchcio- midmarket.techtarget.com/definition/ICT:2012.
 M. Hooker, E. Mwiyeria & A. Verma “ICT Competency Framework for Teachers in Nigeria”, Teacher Development for the 21st Century (TDev21) Pilot A National Commission for Colleges of Education Nigeria, World Bank and GESCI Initiative, 2011, https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/dd9c/89a85e6c1c5241b51c081b8a41fb6f6deedd.pdfA.
 W. H. Wan Jusoh & K. Jusoff. “Using Multimedia in teaching Islamic studies”, Journal Media and Communication Studies Vol. 1(5), 2009, pp. 086-094.
 The Six Geo-Political Zones of Nigeria”, reportsonnaija.blogspot.com/2012/.../six-geo-political-zones-of-nigeria.h..., retrieved on 28/7/2015.
 Nigeria Certificate in Education Minimum Standards for Arts and Social Sciences Education, 2012 Edition, National Commission for Colleges of Education, Abuja, Federal Republic of Nigeria, TETF Project.
 National Commission for Colleges of Education - List of Colleges of Education in Nigeria (NCCE Online) retrieved 28/7/2015N.
 J. E. Egomo, B. I. Enyi, and M. M. Tah, “Availability and utilization of ICT Tools for Effective Instructional Delivery in Tertiary Institutions in Cross River State, Nigeria”, Global Advanced Research Journal of Educational Research and Review, Vol. 1(8) (2315-5132), 2012, 190-195.
 J-T. Hamilton-Ekeke and C. E. Mbachu, “The Place of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) in Teaching and Learning in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions”, American Journal of Educational Research Vol. 3.3, 2015, 340-347.
 A. I Gambari and A. Chike-Okoli, Availability and Utilization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Facilities in Higher Institutions in Niger State, Nigeria.http://www.academia.edu/6431918/Availability_and_Utilization_of_Information_and_Communication_Technology_ICT_Facilities_in_Higher_Institutions_in_Niger_State_Nigeria.Retrieved on 08/09/2017, 34-44.
 E. JE, Enyi BI and MM, Tah, “Availability and Utilization of ICT tools for effective instructional delivery in tertiary institutions in Cross River State, Nigeria”, Global Advanced Research Journal of Educational Research and Review (ISSN: 2315-5132) Vol. 1(8) October, 2012, pp. 190-195.
 M. A. Lubis, M. M. Yunus, A. A. N. Lampoh .& M. Ishak, “The Use of ICT in Teaching Islamic Subjects in Brunei Darussalam”, Selected Topics in Education and Educational Technology (978-960-474-232-5), 212-217.
 H. A. Alassaf, “Effective Strategies on Using ICT for Teaching and learning Undergraduate Level at Jordanian Universities”, Journal of Education and Practice, Vol.5, No.3, (ISSN 2222-1735), 2014, 81-89.
 W. O. Gabadeen, A. T. Alabi & O. P. Akinnubi, Availability, Accessibility and Utilization of E-Learning Technologies for Sustainable Secondary Education in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja-Nigeria. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Arts and Sciences, Vol. 2 No. 2, (2362-8022), 2015, 1-8.
 H. T. Uriah, E. Eniekenemi. and O. L. Joel, “The Availability and Utilization of ICT Facilities and Materials in Teaching and Learning in Isaac Jasper Adakar Boro College of Education, Sagbama, Bayelsa State”, International Journal of Advanced Academic Research | Sciences, Technology & Engineering, Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2488 -9849), 2016, 20-25.
 M. A. Bidmos, A Manual for the Teacher of Islamic Studies, Yaba-Lagos, University of Lagos Press, 2010.
 L. Dalha, “Application of Computers in English Language Teaching in Nigeria: a Survey of Secondary Schools in Adamawa and Taraba States”. M.A. Thesis Submitted to the Department of Information Technology, Federal University of Technology, Yola, 2008.
 Eze, P. I. and Aja, S. N., Availability and Utilization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Ebonyi Local Government area of Ebonyi State: Implications for Effective Teaching and Learning. Educational Research, Vol. 5(4) (2141-5161), 2014, 116-121.
 J. D. A. Utoware,. (2014). Extent of Utilization of Information and Communication Technology in Business Education: Implication for Effective Instructional Delivery. Educational Research International, Vol. 3(4) (2307-3721), 2014, 65-72.
 A. M. Isyaku, Speech on the Occasion of 7th COEASU National Conference Organized by North-East Zonal Chapter, Held at Azare from 3rd-6th November, 2015.