International Journal of Current Research and Academic Review
ISSN: 2347-3215 Volume 1 Number 4 (2013) pp. 110-120
Appraising the Role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) as a Change Agent for Higher Education in Nigeria
Yusuf, Musibau Adeoye*, Afolabi Festus Oluwole and Loto, Antonia Blessing
Department of Educational Administration and Planning, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Nigeria
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.
ICTs; Business; Governance; Civil service; tertiary educational institutions.