The IUP Journal of Information Technology
Role of ICTs in Mitigating the Challenges to Educational Opportunities and Delivery in Nigeria

Article Details
Pub. Date : June, 2023
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Information Technology
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJIT030623
Author Name : Umar Ahmad Muhammad and Musa Abdu Dankama
Availability : YES
Subject/Domain : Engineering
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No. of Pages : 15



The importance of education for individual, social and national development cannot be overemphasized; as a result, availability and access to educational opportunities have to be prioritized. Today, education could be delivered to many well-intended seekers through the assistance and support of modern technologies, otherwise called Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The study found that ICTs have a significant role to play in mitigating the challenges faced in the northern part of Nigeria. Most of the respondents (90.1%) agreed that ICTs are veritable tools in reaching many people and learners, and it was also found that the gender of the learner/student does determine his/her chances of getting education in the north.


According to Brown (2020), Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) permeates all aspects of life, providing newer, better and quicker ways for people to interact, network, seek help, gain access to information and learn. With proper access to education for all, especially through ICT intervention, life could be made not just promising but also successful. Joshi et al. (2013) opined that ICT has contributed immensely to social and economic improvements, such as higher employment and productivity and increasing access to a higher quality of life.

Asian Development Bank (2010) reported that over the past decade, ICT has helped create the most rapidly growing industry sectors, driven efficiency in government and business operations, and developed the essential building blocks to a knowledgebased economy for many countries.


Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), Challenges, Educational opportunity and delivery, Northern Nigeria