Information and Communication Technology as educational input in the administration of tertiary institutions in Osun State



Modern day school administration is facilitated by Information and Communication Technology (ICT) facilities. As technology improves, educational capability increases correspondingly. However, it is observed that most tertiary institutions in Osun State still face the challenges of poor teaching of large classes, delayed students results, poor records of staff and students’ information, poor payment mode of fees and other levies despite the general belief that educational inputs such as ICT facilities have been incorporated into the teaching, learning and general school administration of these institutions. Hence, this study tends to examine the availability and utilisation of ICTs in three tertiary institutions in Osun State. The population for the study consisted of the undergraduate students, academic staff and non-teaching staff. Specifically, convenience sampling technique was used to select 1479 respondents to include 1200 students and 279 teaching and non-teaching staff. One self-designed instrument was used for the study, titled “Availability and Utilization of Information and Communication Technology Facilities -Questionnaire (AUICTF-Q)”. The instrument was divided in to two parts; the first part was designed to elicit information from staff and students together while the other part was developed to elicit information from the staff and students separately in the three selected tertiary institutions in Osun State. The results showed that there is availability of ICT facilities in the administration of tertiary institutions in Osun State and that both the academic and administrative staffs make use of ICT facilities for administrative activities.    


Educational input, information, communication, technology, administration, institutions

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