The current paper investigated the effects of information and communication technology
on the students’ academic achievement and retention in chemistry. Fifty students of
9th grade were selected randomly from Kohsar Public School and College Latamber Karak.
The students were grouped into equivalent groups based on pretest score. In order
to collect data, pretest posttest equivalent groups design was used. Mean, standard
deviation and independent samples t-test were applied through SPSS for data analysis.
Based on statistical analysis, it came to light that information and communication
technology positively affects students’ academic achievement and retention and ICT
was found more compelling, effective and valuable in teaching of chemistry when contrasted
with conventional techniques of teaching. It is recommended that information and communication
technology should be used in teaching chemistry for enhancing students’ academic achievement
at secondary level.