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IJSTR >> Volume 5 - Issue 12, December 2016 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

Website: http://www.ijstr.org

ISSN 2277-8616



Availability, Perception And Constraints Of Final Year Students To The Use Of Computer-Based Information Communication Technologies (Cb-Icts).

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AUTHOR(S)

Nto, Chioma, Alocha, Obinna C, Umeh, Ifeanyi

 

KEYWORDS

Communication, Computer-based, Final year student, Information, Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Technologies,

 

ABSTRACT

There is no doubt that ICTs are the major focus for the day to day running of every society. ICTs create a room for a quicker, faster, easier access and exchange of information in the world today. The study investigated the availability, attitude and constraints of final year students in the use of computer-based ICTs (CB-ICTs) in Abia State. Data were collected with the use of a well structured questionnaire. Data collected were analysed with descriptive statistics. Results from analysis revealed that the mean age of the respondents was 23 years, 7 CB-ICTs were available to the respondents at varying degrees. The respondents had a positive attitude ( "x" ̅= 3.11) to the use of CB-ICTs and the major constraint to their use of CB-ICTs was poor resource centre where they can access CB-ICTs. Based on the findings we recommended that resource centre(s) should be built in the institution and if it exists, should be well equipped and running. Equally, awareness to the fact that there is or there will be a resource centre in the institution should be widely spread so that students can utilize the opportunity of its existence and make maximum use of the facilities there in. On the other hand, internet service provider should scale up their services in the area so as to provide a more stable internet connection in the institution as this will enable the students to use more effectively CB-ICTs in the institution and for their academic work.

 

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