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The teaching and learning of computers in secondary schools is very beneficial for preparation of students for more challenging education in the University. However, many factors militate against the effective computer education in the schools. This study sought to assess these factors in Enugu State Nigeria. Specifically it sought to assess teachers-related factors; students-related factors; government-related factors and school administrative factors that militate against effective teaching and learning of computer in the State. The study adopted survey research method and hundred questionnaires were used for the study. Data were analysed with the use of descriptive statistics (mean) in SPSS. Respondents agreed that teachers based factors that contribute to ineffective teaching and learning of computers in secondary schools included that teachers of the subject were unqualified (=2.9) and lack experience (=2.6). Students based included absenteeism by students (=2.7) and lack of interest by students (=2.7). Government based factors included that government provide voluminous curriculum (=2.9) and do not provide funds (=3.2). School administration based factors were that mismanagement of procured instructional materials (=2.9) and mis-use of provided funds (=2.9). This study concludes that students, teachers, government and school administration have important roles to play for effective teaching and learning of computer in secondary schools. For a way forward, the study recommends that government and individuals should encourage in and out of school computer education by establishing learning centres in the State. Computer teachers should always be provided with on-the-job training or re-training programmes. Government and school administration should as a matter of priority provide computer systems and other lacking instructional materials in their schools. Students should attend to classes and improve their interest in computer education.
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