International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2570

Full Length Research Paper

Applicability of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the administration of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in a knowledge-based society

Muhammad Sukri Saud1, Babawuro Shuaibu1*, Lokman Moh’d Tahir1, Yahaya Buntat1, Noraffandy Yahaya1 and Abdulsalam Ya’u Gital2
  1Faculty of Education, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), 813100, Skudai, Johor Bahru, Darul Ta’azim, Malaysia. 2Department of Information System, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Systems, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), 813100, Skudai, Johor Bahru, Darul Ta’azim, Malaysia.
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  •  Accepted: 30 September 2011
  •  Published: 09 November 2011



Despite the belief that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) integration makes impact on the entire educational set up, studies directed to ICTs in schools have placed too much emphasis on the variables at class level neglecting other areas which ICTs are applied (for example, administration). In order to have distributed literature the present paper examines ICTs incorporation from the administration perspective. Specifically, the paper reviewed and expatiate literature on the applicability of ICTs in administration of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) which specifically covers an overview of ICTs application in educational administration and its implication on TVET. Contents of documents (journals articles, reports, conference proceedings, discussion papers) were scrutinized. The scrutiny reveals that e-accounting, e-procurement and Radio Frequency Identification Systems (RFID) are new tools that will be applied in financial, staff and students’ administrative support services for TVET.


Key words: ICT, Administration and TVET.



ICTs, Information and Communication Technologies; TVET, Technical and Vocational Education and Training; RFID, Radio Frequency Identification Systems; IICD, International Institute for Communication and Development.