Students’ Attitude and Effectiveness of Radio Educational Programmes in Ekiti State during Covid-19 Pandemic

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Adedayo Julius Olugbenga


Education through the internet has gained ground in the recent time in lieu of the emerging Covid-19 pandemic. Mobile technology no longer serve the main purposes of sending and receiving social messages but has rather become a veritable learning tool at this emergency pandemic period. Radio broadcast however has gained more ground due to its far reaching ability and availability to the masses at a low cost. This study x-rayed the attitude of students to this new trend and its effectiveness in Ekiti State. The study is a descriptive design of the survey type that targeted students in Secondary Schools in Ekiti State, Nigeria. Four research questions were raised and two null hypotheses were formulated. The sample were 180 senior secondary school students who responded to a questionnaire designed for the study. The questionnaire was administered on the sample within a period of 4 weeks and the data obtained were subjected to descriptive analysis of frequency counts and percentages while the hypotheses were tested with t-test statistics at 0.05 significant level. The findings of the study revealed that students’ attitude to the REP was good and the programme was very effective. The major problem was the inability of the students to buy credit card for their phones to respond during the REP lesson.  This study therefore recommended, among others, that the use of REP should be encouraged by the government while the teachers should embrace the use of REP for their lesson presentation, more so that the Covid-19 pandemic is still around.

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