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ERIC Number: EJ1072794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-2141-1905
Impediments to Effective Utilisation of Information and Communication Technology Tools in Selected Universities in the North-Eastern Nigeria
Momoh, Mustapha
African Higher Education Review, v2 p84-101 Dec 2009-Jul 2010
This study examined the impediments to effective use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools in Nigerian universities. Series of research conducted on the factors militating against computerisation indicated that, there were impediments to effective utilisation of ICT tools in most developing countries. In the light of this, the study aimed at contributing to this area with emphasis on how these factors could be eliminated so that it will contribute towards attaining higher education for sustainable development in Nigeria. The method of data collection utilised for the study is the survey method involving both primary and secondary sources of data collection. To elicit information on the subject matter from diverse opinions of members of staff, 100 questionnaires were designed and distributed to four (4) universities randomly sampled from a population of seven (7) universities presently existing in the North-East geo-political zone in Nigeria. The data were analysed using cross tabulation and descriptive statistics. It was discovered that the most pressing factors militating against the use of ICT tools in Nigeria Universities are; lack of appropriate and timely training, poor maintenance culture, inadequate ICT infrastructure, misrouting of MIS objectives and above all, epileptic power supply. The study recommended among others the need for regular training and retraining of staff on ICT tools, a well fashioned MIS objectives and provision of basic ICT infrastructure as strategies for accomplishing higher education for sustainable development in the light of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Nigeria.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria