Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1782

Full Length Research Paper

ICT and higher educational system in Nigeria

Adeyemi I. Idowu
  • Adeyemi I. Idowu
  • Department of Counsellor Education, University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
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Mary Esere
  • Mary Esere
  • Department of Counsellor Education, University of Ilorin, Nigeria.
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  •  Accepted: 18 October 2013
  •  Published: 10 November 2013

Abstract

This paper examines the integration of ICT in higher education in Nigeria. The possibilities and reach of information technologies can tear down territorial boundaries and make available equal information and knowledge of different categories as soon as necessary data are fed on the website. Nevertheless, Nigeria as a nation is yet to take full advantage of the possibilities of ICT-driven education. This paper highlights the challenges of ICT-driven education in Nigeria, the journey so far and the relevance of ICT in the nation’s higher educational system. Recommendations made include adequate funding of ICT-driven initiatives in the education sector and a sound policy environment which encourages investment in ICT.

Key words: Higher education, ICT, relevance, challenges, Nigeria.