Muhammed B. Abdullahi

Work place: Department of Computer Science, Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria



Research Interests: Computer systems and computational processes, Computer Architecture and Organization, Information Systems, Information Retrieval, Data Structures and Algorithms, Information Theory, Information-Theoretic Security


M. B. Abdullahi received B.Tech in Mathematics /Computer Science from Federal University of Technology, Minna- Nigeria and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Technology from Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, P.R.China. His current research interests include trust, security and privacy issues in data management for wireless sensor and adhoc networks, Internet and information and communication security.

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Perception of Students on Computer Utilization and Academic Performance in the North-Central Geopolitical Zone of Nigeria

By Salako E. Adekunle Solomon A. Adepoju Muhammed B. Abdullahi

DOI:, Pub. Date: 8 Apr. 2015

The introduction and application of computer as a resource in teaching and learning process in education has contributed to the achievement of educational objectives. Students at all levels of education use computers for specified purpose. Do computers really help students to achieve academic excellence? The study investigated the perception of students on computer utilization and academic performance. It is a descriptive research with emphasis on survey design. The population comprised all Colleges of Education in North Central geopolitical zone of Nigeria: made up of six states and FCT-Abuja; out of which six colleges were selected as sample. A 20-item questionnaire (CUSAPQ) was designed and validated through expert judgment and reliability co-efficient of 0.86 was obtained. The null hypotheses were tested using Chi-square and ANOVA statistical analysis at 0.05 level of significance. Findings revealed that there was positive perception of computer utilization on students’ academic performance in the selected zone. Based on the findings, recommendations were made; seminar and workshops on computer utilization should be organised for the lecturers and the students to facilitate active and effective learning.

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