Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2018)
Influence of multimedia instructional package on voter education of secondary school students in Bauchi metropolis
Author(s): Yohanna Ogbu Egiri, Mojirola Funmilayo Iheme, Isaac Ali Kwasu
Abstract: This study was carried out to determine the influence of multimedia instructional package on the students’ abilities to participate in the electoral process. The study adopted experimental research design, and stratified random sampling technique was used to obtain the representative participants of 194 students. The subjects were randomly sampled from four different secondary schools within Bauchi Metropolis in such a way that two schools were selected from Bauchi North and Bauchi South respectively. The subjects were randomly assigned to either experimental or control group in each of the selected schools. The groups were first subjected to pre-test before the application of the multimedia instructional package. And the results t (386) = 0.409 and p = 0.682 show that there were no significant differences between the performances of the experimental and the control groups. Consequently, the study failed to reject the null hypothesis in favour of the alternative hypothesis. On the other hands, the experimental groups in each school were exposed to the multimedia instructional package, and then subjected to the post-test. The results t (386) = 19.524 and p = 0.000 show that the multimedia instructional package had a huge influence on the experimental groups as there were significant differences between the performances of the experimental (treatment) and control groups. Consequently, the null hypothesis was rejected in favour of the alternative hypothesis. Hence by implication, multimedia instructional package is a veritable tool for sensitizing senior secondary school students and other prospective voters on the subject of electoral process in Nigeria.