This study assesses the maintenance practices on instructional technologies in Department of Business Education in tertiary Institutions in Ebonyi State. Two research questions and two research hypotheses guided the study. The population of the study was 315 students and 37 Business Educators from the four tertiary institutions in Ebonyi State. Through stratified random sampling, 132 respondents were selected for the study. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire. Test of reliability of the questionnaire was done using the Cronbach Alpha reliability method which gave a reliability index of 0.75. Mean and standard deviation techniques were used to analyze the data collected while t-test was used to test the hypotheses. Results from the data analyzed showed that preventive maintenance practices and correctivemaintenance practices are used in maintaining instructional technologies in Department of Business Education. Hypotheses tested shows that there is no significant difference in the mean rating of lectures and students on preventive maintenance practices for instructional technologies in Department of Business Education, there is no significant difference in the mean rating of lecturers and students on the corrective maintenance practices for instructional technologies in Department of Business Education. Based on the findings, the study recommended among others that: preventive, as well as corrective maintenance should be constantly done on those equipment and facilities by school management to prevent damages and complete breakdown of those facilities and equipment in tertiary Institutions, Ebonyi State, Management of in tertiary Institutions, Ebonyi State should employ qualified computer laboratory attendant, computer technician, model office attendant to carry out basic maintenance and repairs on the instructional technologies. Head of Department should ensure that imprest be used on at least minor repairs in the Business Education Department.
Igwe Kingsley Ogazi, Idike Ifeanyi Matthew, Idele Emezanena Fredrick, Ayo Abel Oghenebrorhie. Assessment of maintenance practices of instructional technologies in business education departments in tertiary institutions in Ebonyi state, Nigeria. International Journal of Advanced Educational Research, Volume 5, Issue 4, 2020, Pages 43-48