HomeIAMURE International Journal of Educationvol. 10 no. 1 (2014)

Utilization and Equivalence of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Personal Computers for Public Schools Project: An IPO Model

Lito P. Bahian | Ismael N. Talili



The use of technology to address educational reforms has contributed largely to increasing the academic performance. The study was conducted to determine the utilization and equivalence of the DTI PCPS project Batch 4 to the academic performance of the recipient schools of Zamboanga del Sur. It employed the descriptive design. A validated research survey questionnaire was used. Descriptive statistics such as frequency count, percentages, and weighted mean were used. The results revealed that both teachers and students “rarely” used Microsoft Office applications, educational games, and Internet applications. In terms of ICT knowledge level, both teachers and students manifested “advanced” in the PC basics, MS Word, and Internet applications and “intermediate” in MS Excel and MS PowerPoint. The academic performance of the recipient schools, as manifested in the MPS, revealed that there was an increase within the three school years of implementation (2010-2013). The study concludes that utilization of the computers granted from the DTI PCPS Batch 4 project facilitates learning positively. The computers granted were inadequate, and computer education was integrated with the curriculum. Hence, the study theorizes that academic performance of students at the secondary levels can be optimized by integrating ICT into the curriculum.