ICT Competence among Academic Staff in Universities in Cross Rivers State, Nigeria

Ijeoma Aniedi Archibong, Joseph Ogbiji, Franc Anijaobi-Idem


The survey research design was adopted in this study which examined ICT competence and challenges to ICT usage among academic staff. Six research questions were posed to guide the study and a questionnaire was developed, validated and used for data collection from a sample size of 300 academic staff. The collected data were analysed using descriptive statistics (percentages). The results show that majority of the academic staff funded their ICT training; high number of them have laptops; access to internet was mainly at public cyber café; majority (53.3%) rated their ICT competence as low. Inadequate ICT facilities, excess work load and funding were identified as major challenges to ICT usage among academic staff. Recommendations made include funding of ICT training of academic staff by the university management and making ICT training mandatory for all academic staff.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/cis.v3n4p109

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