Online Supervision Competencies Required by University Lecturers and Postgraduate Students in the Post-Covid-19 Era in North East, Nigeria


Authors : J.D. Medugu; Ahmed Mohammed

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 5 - May

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The main purpose of the study was to determine the Online Supervision Competencies Required by University Lecturers and Postgraduate Students in the Post-Covid-19 Era in North East Nigeria. The study adopted descriptive survey research design, three research questions and three null hypotheses guided the study. The population of the study was 115 which comprised of 82 Lecturers and 33 Postgraduate (PG) Students in the two Universities of North East, Nigeria. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 82 from the population of the Lecturers, that is senior lecturers and above, while simple random sampling was used to select the postgraduate students. A structured questionnaire titled: Questionnaire for Online Supervision Competencies Required by Lecturers and Postgraduate Students in Universities in North East Nigeria (QOSCRLPSUNN) was developed by the researchers and used as instrument for the study. The instrument was validated by three experts and a reliability of 0.81 index was obtained using Cronbach Alpha. Mean and Standard Deviation were used to answer the three research questions while, t-test statistics was used to test the three null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. Findings of the study revealed that Online supervision tools competencies required by Lecturers and Postgraduate students in the post-Covid 19 era are: Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Instant massaging tool, Dropbox, Video conferencing, Screen sharing tool, Statistical Package for Social Sciences, Power point projector, Cell Phones and Telephones among others while Open Data Kit/Kobo Collectand File annotations tool were found not required by the respondents. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that University trainings funded by donoragencies such as International Computer Driving Licence ICDL by TET fund and Advanced Digital Appreciation Programme for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI) by Digital Bridge, an upshot of NCC should expose the University Lecturers to the various online supervision competencies and tools competencies for upmost resourcefulness. Also, University administrators should partner with the ICT Units in the universities to provide more training to Lecturers and Postgraduate students in order to enhance their competencies.

Keywords : Supervision, Lecturers, Postgraduate Students, Online, Competencies

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