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1 Survey of Opinion of Marginalized College Students About Online University Education A.O. Itegboje Yaba College of Technology Yaba Lagos, Nigeria J.A. Adedokun Federal College of Education (T) (FCE (T)) Akoka-Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria O. O. Olusanya Department of Computer Science Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria ABSTRACT In Nigeria, tertiary education is obtainable from the Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education and preference by majority is in that order. Meanwhile, the high demand today for tertiary education renders thousands of eligible and qualified college students unadmitted and marginalized because of a limitation of space. Most students that opt for a University education end up being offered Polytechnic and College of Education admission contrary to their desire. A major alternative to this is an online University education. The purpose of this study was to determine the extent of awareness of Nigerian College students about online tertiary education and the practicability of the same in Nigeria. A Survey research design was used for the study. The population comprised students from Lagos (YABATECH and FCE (T)). Five-hundred students with 250 from each institution constituted the sampled studies. Three research questions and two hypotheses were formulated. A 25-item questionnaire was used for data collection. It was validated by two experts and its reliability estimated to be 0.83 and above. The instrument was administered by the researchers and the resulting data analyzed with f, %, X, SD and t-test statistics. The result from the study show among other things that more than 68% of Nigerian College students are aware and have tried accessing. It also shows that is practicable in Nigerian but not without some hurdles which are however surmountable. It was recommended that Government at all levels in Nigeria should invest in Information Communication Technology(ICT) in order that college students will be ICT compliant and have better access to. Keywords: Marginalized, Students, College, Online, University & Education. Reference Format: A.O. Itegboje, J.A. Adedokun & O.O. Olusanya (2015). Survey of Opinion of Marginalized College Students About Online University Education. Afr J. of Comp & ICTs. Vol 8, No. 2. Pp I. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY Tertiary education is viewed as the bedrock of a nation s economic growth [3], Nigeria, a developing nation, with a populace of about 140 million, is only able to give admission annually to less than 20% of those seeking admission into its 104 universities (JAMB, Annual Report ) Tertiary education is obtainable from three types of institutions, universities, polytechnics and colleges of education. Generally, the order of public and individual s rating, acceptance, embrace and preference for these institutions and their certificates is first for the universities followed by the polytechnic and last for the colleges of education. The reasons for this are not far-fetched. It includes the fact that some see it as a status symbol while to some others; it is a major determinant of the level of intelligence of an individual. To these set of people it is those that are most intelligent that are absorbed into the university system [6]. More important, universities are believed to be institutions where professionals (Engineers, Medical doctors, Bankers, Accountants) are created. On the contrary, to make matters worse, the situation employers of labour both private and public give preference to university degrees over diplomas and certificates obtained from the other tertiary institutions. In essence, employment is often not by merit but tied to the nature of the institution attended.[2] 156

2 This is not only limited to the labour market, but admission for postgraduate studies also show preference for university degrees over certificates from polytechnics and colleges of education. Polytechnics are often rated as glorified Technical Colleges where technicians who are meant to serve as support staff to engineers are groomed, while Colleges of Education are viewed to be exclusively for teachers in training. Universities are given the exclusive right to award degrees while polytechnics and colleges of education are meant to award diplomas or certificates [][4] Based on the aforementioned reasons, Nigeria s college students show high preference for the University Education and only opt for other tertiary institutions where all effort to secure University admission has failed. Meanwhile, Nigeria has relatively few public and private universities. The number of applicants every year is always overwhelming to the extent that most of the candidates who are able to score the cut-off marks are often not admitted. This is exemplified by the 2010 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) where as many as 86,000 candidates were able to meet the 180 cutoff mark. According to Dibu Ojerinde, who sits on the Registrar of Joint Admission Matriculation Board, which is the body responsible for conducting admission for universities, polytechnics and colleges of education, As many as 340,000 of these candidates will not be admitted into any of the nation s tertiary institution this year. The nation s tertiary institutions could not absorb all the candidates because of Limited space. He further described admission into tertiary institution this year as a survival of the fittest and that the space available for prospective students was about 52,000. The Registrar also disclosed that most of the candidates did not choose many of the privatelyowned universities because of high tuition fee. In addition, Dibu Ojerinde has suggested unless tertiary institutions seek efficient methods to progress, many prospective students will wait endlessly for admission into college. [9] In essence, nearly 340,000 students that met the cut-off scores but without admission have become marginalized, while the situation becomes worse each year because other sets of qualified students add on to the waiting list. To circumvent this situation, alternative must be sought. One method which has proven to be successful at other institutions of learning today is the online tertiary education. According to experts, online courses are those in which at least 80% of the course content is delivered online. Face-toface instruction, on the other hand includes courses in which zero to 29% of the content is delivered online. This category includes both traditional and web-facilitated courses. The remaining alternative, which is the blended instruction type, is defined as having between 30% and 80% of the course content delivered online.[5][10] Another major tertiary education alternative open to college students is a form of face-to-face education in other nations. Some nations have embraced this and it has worked for them. For instance, as of 2009, data on the international studentship in American Universities and India had 861,000 students enrolled in American Universities. China had about 400,000 to 500,000, while Japan, Korea and the continent of Africa together had less than 28,000 enrollees. This is because Africans, especially Nigerians have misplaced their priorities for other things, and the only solution is for their priorities to be reordered; more so as no nation can thrive on ignorance. The monetary implication of being an international student which would have been a way out for marginalized students may not be affordable for the majority of Nigerian College students because of the level of poverty in the nation. Nigeria's per capita income stands at $2,48, while Nigerians that live on $1.25 per day make 29.6 per cent of the population, while those that live on $2 are 83.9 per cent (The World Bank 2010 World Development Report). Online education therefore appears to be an option to be considered as it affords one the opportunity of work and study simultaneously. One also has the opportunity to earn an international degree while residing in a location that is convenient for one. It also affords the opportunity of studying at ones convenience. This study is borne out of the highlights above.[8] 1.1 Definition of Terms University- A four or five year straight bachelors degree awarding institution Polytechnic- A five year program broken into three segments, first two year completion leads to award of National diploma, next one year is used for Industrial Attachment, followed by another 2-year program leading to award of Higher National Diploma. Graduates of this program are supposed to be rated as equivalent to University degree but that is not the reality Colleges of Education- A straigh 3 year program leading to the award of National Certificate of Education. 1.2 Purpose of the Study The order of preference for tertiary education among eligible and qualified Nigerian students is first for the University system and as a last resort, the Polytechnics and Colleges of Education. The reasons for this are not far-fetched. First, is the fact that the masses see University education as being superior, and second, the employers of labour discriminate against Polytechnic and Colleges of Education graduates in preference for university graduates. Such is to attribute for what marginalizes Polytechnic and Colleges of Education graduates. Presently, universities from all over the world are becoming accessible online. The purpose of this study is to find out: 1. The extent of awareness of online tertiary education among Nigerian students. 2. Whether can be effectively practiced in Nigeria. 3. What will happen to Polytechnic and Colleges of Education if becomes easily accessible and affordable? 15

3 1.3 Research Questions 1. What is the extent of awareness of online university education among Nigerian students? 2. Is online university education practicable in Nigeria? 3. Will awareness, accessibility, and affordability of online tertiary education reduce the patronage of Nigerian Polytechnic and Colleges of Education? 1.4 Research Hypotheses H 01 : There is no significant difference between opinion of students about awareness and accessibility of among the Polytechnics and Colleges of Education students. H 02 : There is no significant difference between the awareness and accessibility of Nigerian male and female students to. 2. RESEARCH DESIGN A survey research design will be adopted for this study. In addition, a representative sample of the student population will be selected and results from the study wii be used to generalize the rest of the population. 2.1 Population, Sample and Sampling Technique The tertiary education system in Nigeria comprises the Universities, the Polytechnics and Colleges of Education. The population for this study consists of all the students in one Federal Polytechnic and one College of Education in Lagos State. They are Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) and Federal College of Education Technical (FCE (T)). The choice of these institutions is based on the fact that the two offer mostly technical, vocational and engineering courses. It is also based on the fact that the majority of the students in these institutions opted for it because they failed to secure admission to Universities which they would have being their first choice of preference. A stratified random sample consisting of 500 students was taken to conduct the study in which 250 students were selected from each of the two institutions. The two institutions were first stratified into Polytechnic and College of Education. From each stratum, representative sample were selected randomly. 2.2 Instrument for Data Collection A twenty-five item questionnaire Survey of Opinion of Students about Online Education (SOSOE) was used to prove the hypothesis. The survey had two major sections labelled A and B. Section A consisted of items that queried students for bio-data (age, gender, institution, etc.) Section B comprised 22 structured items which are designed to elicit information about students awareness, access, affordability and preference for online University education. They were also meant to provide answers to the research questions and hypotheses formulated to guide the study. This section consisted of opinion statements and four optional responses structured in the modified Likert scale format. The respondents were instructed to pick the option that is most applicable to them. The options include: Strongly Agreed (SA) Agreed (A) Disagree (D) Strongly disagree (SD) 2.3 Validation of the Questionnaire The questionnaire was designed by the researchers based on the purpose of the study, literature review, research questions, and hypothesis formulated. It was however given to two colleagues who are co-lecturers and vast in research and questionnaire design. They helped to correct all forms of errors. They reframed some of the items, expunged some and replaced them with others. They also suggested other areas of modification which were affected by the researchers. All these efforts helped to ensure that the instrument had high content and construct validity. 2.4 Reliability of the Instrument To ensure its consistency, the reliability of the questionnaire was estimated before being used for data collection. This was done through the administration of 40 copies of the validated questionnaire to 40 respondent students who are not part of the main study, with 20 selected from each of the two institutions. The data generated was divided into two equal halves with the use of split-half method of estimating reliability and analyzed statistically with Pearson s Product Moment Correlation. The result gave a correlation (reliability) coefficient of and above. This helped to ensure that the questionnaire was highly reliable. 3. METHOD OF DATA COLLECTION The questionnaire was personally administered by the researchers. The purpose and the eventual gain that would accrue to students after successful completion of the study were explained to students. Next, the students were encouraged to complete the questionnaire properly while the result of not completing the questionnaire properly was also explained. Due to close monitoring, the return rate was very high. 3.1 Method of data Analysis The data generated with the questionnaire were analyzed with both descriptive and inferential statistical tools which include: Frequency count (ff) Percentage (%) Correlation (r) Mean (X) Standard deviation and T-test 158

4 3.2 Data Analysis and Presentation Table 1:Opinion of Nigerian Students about their Awareness and Effectiveness of Online University Education S/No. Awareness of Agree Mean online university F % X SD education 1. I have idea of what online university education is 2. I have sourced for before 3. I prefer online university education to regular polytechnic/college of education 4. Online university education is common with postgraduate programs 5. Skills that will be acquired in face to face school may not be different from. 6. There is discrimination between online degrees and degrees obtained from face to face institutions. Table 1 shows the data analyzed about the opinion of Nigeria Polytechnics and Colleges of Education students about online University Education. It reveals that about 68.9% of the 500 students used for the study have the knowledge on online University Education. It also shows that more than 5% have tried, about 52% prefer online university education, 49% belief that skill acquired from online education is not different from that of face to face classroom situation. It reveals further that about 63% are of the opinion that online degrees are discriminated against. Table 2: Opinion of students about practicability of in Nigeria S/No. Practicability of Agree Mean F % X SD in Nigeria. Online university education is possible in Nigeria. 8. Nigeria governments do not give much recognition to 9. The present state of internet infrastructure will not make online education practicable. 10. The of cost of computer and internet access will not make workable. 11. Practicability of is tied to knowledge of ICT among the student. 12. Online education is not easily affordable because it is costly. 13. Lack of constant electricity will not make online education practicable in Nigeria. The analyzed data in table 2 reveals the opinion of Polytechnic and College of Education students about the practicability of in Nigeria. Among other things, the data shows that about 65% observed that online education is possible in Nigeria, 86% noted that Nigerian government do not give much recognition to online education, 82% believe that is tied to the students knowledge of IC while 85% are of the opinion that it is very costly and unaffordable. 159

5 Table 3: Opinion of students about factors in favour of online university education S/No. Factors in favour of Agree Mean F % X SD 14. If online university education is easily accessible, I will prefer it to Polytechnic/College of Education 15. Nigerian students resort to Poly/COE because they cannot gain admission into University 16. The labour market favours University degree over Poly/COE degrees. 1. There is general increase demand for among students. Data collected and analyzed about the opinions of students about factors in favour of online university education are as shown in table 3. According to the data, more than 4% would like to go for online university education instead of face to face Polytechnic and Colleges of education if it is accessible and affordable. Also about 2% of the students opted for Polytechnic and Colleges of Education because efforts to secure University admission failed. Table 4: Opinion of students about knowledge of ICT S/No Knowledge of Agree Mean information F % X SD technology of students 18. I am proficient at using computer 19. I know how to use internet and various resources available on it. 20 Online education is not possible without the knowledge of ICT 21. Facilities needed for online University education is costly for the learners. According to the analyzed data in table 4, about 61.6% of the respondents noted that they are proficient at using computer. Only about 43% of the students indicated that they know how to use internet and the resources available on it while majority (98.2%) are aware that is not possible without the knowledge of ICT. Table 5: t-test of difference between awareness and accessibility of among polytechnics and colleges of education students Institut ion Polytec hnic College of Educati on N S D X P. df t- cal c t.cr it Rema rk H 01 Accep ted Table 5 reveals t-test of difference between the opinion of 24 Polytechnic and 242 College of Education students about their awareness and accessibility to. It shows a calculated t-test value of 1.20 and a critical value of 2.00 at 0.05 level of significance and 48 degrees of freedom. This implies there is no significant difference between the opinions of the students; hence, the null hypothesis was accepted. Table 6: t-test of Difference Between Opinion of Male and Female Students to Online Education Gend er N SD X P. df t- cal t.cri t. Remar k Male 22 4 Femal 26 e c H 02 Accept ed Table 6 reveals a t-test calculated value of 1.16 and a corresponding critical value of The fact that the calculated value is lower than the critical value implies that there is no significant difference between the opinion of male and female students about their awareness and access to. Hence, the second hypothesis was also accepted. 5. SUMMARY OF FINDINGS The major findings from this study include: 1. More than 68% of Nigerian college students have an idea of online university education while about 58% have attempted sourcing for it. 2. About 52% of the Polytechnic and College of Education students prefer online university education while as much as 9% believe that online education is common and much more accessible for postgraduate programs. 160

6 3. More than 62% of the respondents indicated that there is discrimination between online degrees and those obtained from face-to-face institutions. Only 49% believe the skills obtained from online education are not different from those obtained from face-to-face institutions. 4. About 65% respondents believe that online university education is practicable in Nigeria while about 86% noted that Nigerian governments do not give it recognition. 5. Factors against the practicability of online education in Nigeria include the state of internet infrastructure, cost of computers and internet access, level of ICT know-how among students and lack of constant electricity supply. These are supported by about 58%, 6%, 82% and 6% of respondents respectively. 6. Factors in favour of online university education in Nigeria include difficulty of gaining admission to Nigerian universities and discrimination of the labour market towards polytechnic and colleges of education certificates. These are supported by 2% and 8% of the respondents respectively.. On the knowledge of ICT, the study shows that only 61.6% of the students are proficient in the usage of computer and 43.2% in the usage of internet and it resources. 8. There is no significant difference between the opinion of polytechnic and college of education students, and also the opinion of male and female students about their awareness and practicability of online university education in Nigeria. 6. DISCUSSION AND IMPLICATION OF FINDINGS Presently in Nigeria, admission into the higher institutions is a survival of the fittest because of the limited space in the universities. In addition, the masses generally parents and even their children believe and even show significant preference for University education over Polytechnic and Colleges of Education. This preference is a status symbol attached to socio-economic status among Nigerian society. Added to this is that the employers of labour and the labour market generally do not show any sign of understanding as they even discriminate against other certificates other than those obtained from the universities. To circumvent this situation, an alternative being urgently proposed is online university education. One of the first findings of this study reveals that about 52.4% of Nigerian Polytechnic and College of education students indicated preference for online university education to their present institutions of learning, while another 58% of the respondents observed that they have attempted sourcing for online university education before they resolved to opting for Polytechnic or College of Education because they had acquire further education. Furthermore, this study revealed about 49% of the respondents believe that would be as effective as the face-to-face form of education. This is corroborated by the research works of Clark (1983) and Russel (1999), where they observed that a great deal of evidence exist showing no significant differences should be expected regarding the effectiveness of a well-designed faceto-face learning format. The reason for this is that as the popularity of the Internet grows so does the potential for online learning (Muilenburg & Berge, 2005). The only significant difference that may be expected is how students perceive their online experiences during learning. To the extent that the students perceptions are negative regarding their past, present, or future online learning experiences, the students perception may contribute to such outcomes as higher dropout rates (Carr, 2000), low motivation of students to learn (Maltby & Whittle, 2000), and lower student satisfaction with the learning experience (Kenny, 2003). In answer to the question of whether is practicable in Nigeria, the study found out that the opinion of the desperate and marginalized students is in the affirmative. Meanwhile about 85% said that it would be cost intensive and about 82% observed that its practicability is going to be based on the students level of ICT know-how; on the other hand, 6% respondents said one of its major constraints is a lack of consistency of a power supply in Nigeria. This study also sought to establish whether awareness, accessibility and affordability of online tertiary education will reduce the patronage of students to Nigerian polytechnics and Colleges of Education. More than half of the respondents (52.35%) agreed to this. This implies that the present level of patronage of these institutions is at the mercy of awareness, accessibility and especially affordability of. This is supported by Allan and Seaman (2010) in their executive summary of an article titled Learning on Demand where they stated that online enrolments have continued to grow at rates far in excess of the total higher education students population, with the most recent data demonstrating no signs of slowing. The study also found out that about 64% of the students indicated that there is an increased demand for online education among Nigerian students. This is supported by the first and second hypothesis which revealed that there is no significant difference between the opinion of Polytechnic and College of Education students, and among male and female students about their awareness of online university education and their increased desire for online university education. This appears peculiar to developing nations who want to cross over to developed nations because of the developments in those areas, under the guise of search for university education. This is because the work of Allan and Seaman (2010) further reported that in developed nations, especially United States, over one-half (54%) of institutions report that the economic downturn has increased demand for existing face-to-face courses. They further observed that the economic impact has been greatest on demand for online courses. 161

7 . CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS Online education abounds as a major alternative to university education in Nigeria which has been over-subscribed by eligible and qualified candidates. This has rendered some college students to be marginalized and so resulted to seeking admission to Polytechnics and Colleges of Education against their desires and aspiration. The first purpose of this study was to find out the extent of awareness of college students about online university education. Based on the findings, it can be concluded that the college students are not only aware of it but are aggressively pursuing it as an alternative to Polytechnic and College of Education. In terms of the practicability of in Nigeria, we conclude based on the findings that it can be effectively practiced, although it may meet some challenges, such as poor electricity which can be overcome as today s laptop come with long power back up. Also low level of ICT compliance of the nation may abe a hinderance. However, according to World Bank report there has been appreciable increase in IT infrastructure and services that can support implementation of (see Table ). Table - Facilities supporting Online Education Internet Penetration-Users ,000,000 8,000,000 10,000,000 23,982,200 Secured internet access per 1 million people ICT goods import 6.9% 4.5% 10.2% Source- the World Bank retrieved on August 14, 2010 from We also conclude that the present level of patronage of Nigerian Polytechnics and Colleges of Education is seriously at the mercy of awareness, accessibility and affordability of online university education. We therefore recommend that: 1. All tiers of government in Nigeria should take ICT very seriously by investing in it. This will allow more college students to become ICT compliant and have better access to online university education; 2. Government should rise to the occasion of stopping every form of discrimination between polytechnic, College of Education and University certificates, either for employment purpose or for further studies. 3. The government should also ensure the same certificates are obtainable from all higher institutions, either by reviewing and increasing the curricular contents proportionally and or by increasing the number of years for the respective programs. REFERENCES [1] Allen, E. and Seaman, J. (2010). Learning and Demand: Online Education in United State, Babson Survey Research Group, [2] Carr, S. (2000). As Distance Education comes of Age, the Challenge is keeping the Students. Chronicle of Higher Education, 46(2), A39-A41. [3] Campbell, D. (2006)). What Is Education s Impact on Civic and Social Engagement? Measuring the Effects of Education on Health and Civic Engagement: Proceedings of The Copenhagen Symposium Pdf OECD 2006 [4] Clark, R. E. (1983). Reconsidering Research on Learning from Media. Review of Educational Research 54(4), [5] JAMB, Annual Report Journal of College Teaching & Learning 5(1), University Educational Service Delivery Strategy In A Changing World: Implications For Ethical Values And Leadership Integrity In Nigeria D. I. Akintayo, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Nigeria Retrieved June 30, 2010 from df [6] Kenny, J. (2003). Student Perceptions of the Use of Online Learning Technology in their Courses. MultiBASEArticles. Retrieved September 30, 2004, from O.html [] Maltby, J. R. and Whittle, J. (2000). Learning programming online: Student perceptions and performance. Proceedings of the ASCILITE 2000 Conference. Retrieved September 30, [8] Minlenburg, L. Y., and Berge, Z. L. (2005). Student Barriers to Online Learning: A Factor Analytic Study. American Journal of Distance Education, 26(1); [9] Ojerinde, Dibu (2010). JAMB: No space for 340,000 Successful UTME Candidates. Retrieved on August, from: O.html. [10] Russel, T. L. (1999). The no significant difference phenomenon. Raleigh: North Carolina State University Retrieved September 30, 2004, from: [11] The World Bank 2010 World Development Report. Retrieved on August 23, 2010 from: 162

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