Lecturers’ level of awareness of artificial intelligence as correlate of their digital competence at Federal University Wukari, Nigeria


Catherine Omeriyang Madu
Abubakar Musa


Introduction: The rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) presents both unprecedented opportunities and challenges for the education sector.

Purpose: This purpose of this paper is to investigate the level of awareness of AI among lecturers at Federal University Wukari, Nigeria, and explores its potential relationship with their digital competence.

Methodology: The study employed Correlational design approach, correlating lecturers’ level of awareness of AI and their digital competence. The population of the study comprised of 67 academic staff of Faculty of Education, Federal University, Wukari, the entire population was used because it was manageable. Artificial Intelligence Awareness Questionnaire (AIAQ) and Digital Competence Questionnaire (DCQ) were used for data collection with reliability indices of 0.93 and 0.87 respectively. The data collected were analyzed using Mean and Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) statistical tools.

Result: The findings of this study revealed that there was moderate level of awareness of lecturers on AI, and also there was positive relationship between lecturers’ level of awareness of AI and their digital competence, among others.

Conclusion: The study found a positive correlation between lecturers' awareness of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and their digital competence. It highlighted the need for targeted training programs to improve lecturers' digital skills and the potential benefits for students. The findings suggest that addressing AI awareness can enhance teaching, learning, and student success.

Recommendation: The study recommended that school management should ensure organisation of training programmes on AI to increase AI literacy and equip the lecturers with the essential abilities to use AI effectively in their teaching activities. 


How to Cite
Madu, C. O., & Musa, A. (2024). Lecturers’ level of awareness of artificial intelligence as correlate of their digital competence at Federal University Wukari, Nigeria. Journal of Educational Research in Developing Areas, 5(1), 59-61. https://doi.org/10.47434/JEREDA.5.1.2024.59


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