Oyelekan, Ezekiel Ayoade
International School University of Lagos, Nigeria


This study attempts to analyze the impact of video tape recorded information on the junior secondary school students’ academic attainment in the study of Nigerian Musical Instruments (NMI). However, this study focuses and investigates ways of assisting teachers’ and students of music on how to be in the same page with the other subjects in the area of using Medias (video-tape, computers, ipads etc) as educational tools in teaching and learning because, anyone who fails to keep pace with giant stride taken by others in the area of teaching and learning gets left behind. However sixty (60) respondents formed the sample of the study. The level of effectiveness is measured in terms of respondents; attainment. Also this study looked into the effect of using video tape recorded information in teaching and learning of music. The population covers the junior secondary school II (JSS2), students of Lagos state public schools. Meanwhile the study is designed towards finding out if there will be any statistical significant difference in academic attainment of the students’ taught music using Video Tape Recorded Information and those that were taught using the traditional approach. Questionnaires were used as instrument of data collection. The data gathered were analyzed using co-variance (ANCOVA). Teaching method and gender were subjected to treatment with two levels each. The finding showed that, learning ability and performance are enhanced through the use of video tape recorded information which helps bridge the gap between fast and slow learners. Also, this medium boosted learning ability and performance are enhanced as a result of video tape recorded information. From the classification of students’ into high and low abilities it was also concluded that, distance learning could be enhanced with the use of video tape recorded information since, students’ may listen and watch the tape anywhere.


Impact, Music, Instruments, Attainment, Teachers, Students, Media