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ERIC Number: EJ1086315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2165-8714
Literacy, Information and Communication Technology as Tools for Empowerment of Inmates
Joseph, Tenibiaje Dele
European Journal of Educational Research, v1 n2 p117-126 2012
The study investigated the present position of literacy, information and communication technology (ICT) in prisons by examining the perception of inmates. The study adopted a descriptive survey using structured questionnaire and observation guides on a randomly and purposively drawn sample of 664 inmates out of a population of 47,628 inmates nationally. Frequency counts and percentage were used to analyze the data. The results indicated that in the 21 prisons studied in 12 Nigerian states, the literacy level was low; that inmates were inadequately rehabilitated; and that the presence of information and communication technology was lacking. The findings have important implication for literacy development, information and communication technology programmes in prisons for empowering inmates and reducing recidivism. This paper points to the need to retrace, redirect, restructure and refocus their services and activities on literacy, rehabilitation, information and communication technology so as to empower the inmates.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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