International Journal of
Educational Administration and Policy Studies

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Educ. Admin. Pol. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6656
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJEAPS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 215

Full Length Research Paper

Appraising the role of information communication technology (ICT) as a change agent for higher education in Nigeria

Yusuf Musibau Adeoye*, Afolabi Festus Oluwole, Loto Antonia Blessing
Department of Educational Administration and Planning, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 18 November 2013
  •  Published: 13 December 2013

Abstract

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have become inseparable entities in all aspects of human life.  The use of ICT has fundamentally changed the practices and procedures of nearly all forms of endeavour within business, governance and civil service.  In education, ICT has begun to have a presence but the impact has not been as extensive as in other fields of endeavour. The moving of the world to digital media and information has made the role of ICT in education to become more important and this importance will continue to grow and develop in the 21st century.  Information and communication technology (ICT) is an indispensable part of the contemporary world.  Infact, culture and society have to be adjusted to meet the challenges of the knowledge age.  Undoubtedly ICT has impacted on the quality and quantity of teaching, learning and research in tertiary educational institutions in Nigeria.  The various constraints to ICT utilisation as a change agent for higher education must received prominent attention, for the ICT to continue playing its lofty role as a change agent for Nigerian tertiary institutions. 

Key words: Information and communication technology (ICT), educational institutions, higher education in Nigeria.