International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 226

Full Length Research Paper

MIS channels for effective information provision to managers of agricultural extension programmes

ADEDOKUN, O. Aderonke*
  • ADEDOKUN, O. Aderonke*
  • Kashim Ibrahim Library, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
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GBAJE, E.Shiloba
  • GBAJE, E.Shiloba
  • Department of Library and Information Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
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  •  Received: 13 April 2015
  •  Accepted: 24 February 2016
  •  Published: 31 March 2016

Abstract

Agricultural extension programmes play significant role towards achieving sustainable Agricultural growth. This they can achieve by all managers having adequate information provided by MIS to make effective decisions. This study examines the MIS channels for effective information provision to managers of agricultural extension programmes in Ahmadu Bello University. An interview guide was administered and used as a focus group on the target population comprising a total of 18 heads of programmes and 4 heads of MIS units. The findings of the study showed that the channels used were the Email, paper files, prints and phones there existed no intranet, extranet, interactive website or a specific discussion forum for the Extension program heads. Recommendations were proffered for better information provision to managers.

Key words: Management information system, information, channels, managers, agricultural extension programmes.