Impact of Opon-Imo on Senior Students' Academic Performance in Osun State, Nigeria.

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Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria


In 2013, Osun State Government launched a tablet programme called “Opon-Imo” (Tablet of Knowledge). This tablet provides senior school students with the learning materials required to essentially, prepare them for external examinations. The question then is after two academics sessions of implementation, has students improved academically? The study therefore investigated the impact of Opon-Imo on senior school students’ academic performance in Osun State. Specifically, the study investigated the impact of Opon-Imo on senior students’ academic performance in English Language after the use of Opon-imo. Also, relationship between gender, senatorial district, subject combination and students’ performance were investigated. Ex-post facto design was adopted for the study. Multi-stage sampling techniques that included stratified and purposive were used to sample 440 SS3 students. Students’ second term scores in English Language before and after Opon-imo was given to them were collected and standardized. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse the collected data. Findings revealed below academic performance of senior school students in English Language and negative significant impact of mobile tablet on senior school students’ academic performance in English Language. Also, the use of mobile tablet did not significantly have impact on students’ academic performance in English Language based on gender and senatorial district, but it does base on subject combination. Based on these findings, it was recommended among others that students should be properly monitored to ensure that the tablet is appropriately utilized so as to achieve the intended objectives.



Academic performance, Senior School Students, Impact, Opon-Imo