Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Compliance and Its Efficiency in Nigerian Private Universities
The purpose of this research work was to examine the state of ICT utilization and its efficiency in private universities in Edo state, Nigeria. Three private universities in Edo state were used as case study. Some objectives were also formulated which are to ascertain the level of ICT resources in private universities, to determine the usefulness of ICT resources in private universities, to determine the efficiency and effectiveness of ICT in private universities. Four research questions were formulated to guide the study. Descriptive survey was the research design adopted for the study. The population of this work comprised Igbinedion, Benson Idahosa, and Wellspring University in Edo state. The total of 364 staff made up the population. Total enumeration sampling technique was used for the study because the population was of a manageable size. Questionnaire was the major instrument the researcher used to collect data. Simple percentage was used to analyse data from the retrieved copies of questionnaire. Major findings showed high level of ICT compliance in the area of administrative function, also handling of students records. It was also revealed that ICT is used to carry out various functions such as computer based exams, storage of information, and that ICT in private universities have been very efficient and effective. It was recommended that provision of more ICT facilities such as laptops, printers, scanners etc, the training and retraining of staff and students on ICT usage, creation of suitable infrastructure environment for them all, should be encouraged in modern day private universities.
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