An Assessment of ICT Education in South Western Nigeria: Trends, Prospects and Challenges Prospects

Adeyanju Oluwafunmilade Joel(1), Gbenga Olaniyi Efunwole(2),


(1) Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, lle lfe Nigeria
(2) Faculty of Education, Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Nigeria.
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Abstract


The application of information and communication technology, ICT to teaching, research and administration will continue to be relevant to the successful building of the education industry and sustainable national economy of knowledge and work. ICT integration into the classroom learning and its development is fraught with challenges and added to the problem is the teacher multifarious training needs that are not often met. These make the teachers role in propagating teaching and learning more demanding and attention getting. ICT is now a household concept and its adoption globally is unavoidable being a tool that changes human life and work. This paper provides information on some of the researched ICT Policies, strategies and guidelines; the e-Learning and its relevance to education as perceive by the learner and the teacher. The Centres for Distance Learning across the Southwest and other regions are active patroniser and direct beneficiaries of the technologies; findings on it’s deploy is provided in some of the research output.

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