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The study investigated the gender factors in internet usage by public secondary school teachers in Abia State. Two research questions were postulated and a null hypothesis formulated was tested at 0.05 level of significance. The descriptive survey design was adopted in this study. The population of the study was two thousand and twenty (2,020) comprises of one thousand and fifteen (1,015) female and one thousand and five (1,005) male teachers. Using purposive random sampling, a sample size of 231 teachers were selected and used as respondents to the study. The structured questionnaire titled internet as a resource media for teachers in public secondary schools in Aba State (IRMFTFSS). The instrument consist of four sections on a 4-point rating scale of strongly agreed (SA), Agreed (A), strongly disagreed (SD) and Disagreed (D) weighing 4, 3, 2, 1 respectively. The reliability index of the instrument was established using PPMC to correlate response of 30 respondents from Imo State. The reliability co-efficient value of obtain for the instrument were 0.76 showing that the instrument was reliable. The instrument was validated by two experts in the field of educational measurement and evaluation. Thereafter, the instrument was revised according to the expect comments with the necessary modification effected in the final copy. The researchers administered 231 copies of the questionnaire, 200 correctly completed copies were retrieved accounting for about 91% return rate. The descriptive statistics mean was employed to analyze the research questions. The mean of 2.50 and above was used as the range for which an item is considered accepted, while the mean score below 2.50 were rejected. The study findings were that both male and female teachers level of computer literacy and awareness is low. And there is no statistical difference in the opinion of the respondents about their gender in internet usage in public secondary schools. Thus it was recommended that government should install computer systems in public secondary schools, create room for training. And that the public secondary school teachers should be provided with individual computer like laptops or desktops with interconnectivity so that they can be used during teaching.
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