Evaluation of ict development and economic growth in africa. John daly, in a series of articles,4 discusses point by point how ict can work to meet the eight goals identified with the 18 targets set by the mdgs. A survey of ict competencies among students in teacher preparation programmes at the university of benin, benin city, nigeria r. When used as a broad tool for providing local farming communities with scientific knowledge, ict heralds the formation of knowledge societies in. Posu olabisi onabanjo university most developing nations have embarked on various reforms that foster the use of icts in their economies. Ict can enhance government productivity by contributing to the monitoring and tracking of information in real time and allowing better decisionmaking. It positively affects all the stakeholders of the education field. Nigeria computer society ncs under the leadership of prof. Nigerias future brighter with ict the guardian nigeria. Augustines college of education akoka, lagos, nigeria. Problems of economic development in nigeria and solutions. Information communication technology ict has the potential to contribute to development, especially in rural areas of developing countries. The role of ict as a change agent efficiently performed % inefficiently performed % providing opportunities for individualisation of instruction. Aug 10, 20 the impact of information and communications technology ict on economic performance has been an interesting issue in economics.
The study proffers recommendations that the federal government of nigeria can adopt to enhance ict in nigeria for its economic growth which include enhanced funding and the development of an ict. Scheme of work for junior secondary school jss in nigeria. The role of ict in the social and economic development of the nations development is however recognised by the kenyan government2. Prior studies have xrayed the potentials and impetus for development that can be resultant from a full scale adoption of ict in africa particularly in.
When used as a broad tool for providing local farming communities with scientific knowledge, ict heralds the formation of knowledge societies in the rural areas of the developing world. The development and use of information and communications technologies ict in the libraries of nigeria has been a slowly emerging process involving many successes and failures over the past decades. While there are improvements in ict oriented services, nigeria as a country, and africa at large is still behind in terms of emerging technologies genetics, nanotechnology, robotics. Augustines college of education akoka, lagos,nigeria. One of the key characteristics of the changes is the growing importance of knowledge in all sectors of economic activities. Mar 14, 2019 this paper evaluates the impact of information and communication technology ict on economic growth in africa based on a sample of 54 countries from 2005 to 2015. Nigeria is now in a political mess, lots of killing, kidnapping and also. Lots of economic challenges have faced nigeria overtime. The development of information and communication technologies. Role of ict in nigerias economic development news in.
The main problem is that our citizens and leaders have always failed to make things right. Moreover, ict a central force in economic and social shifts that has technology skill critical to future employment of todays. The author quoting organisation for economic cooperation and development, notes that information infrastructures are expected to stimulate economic growth, increase productivity, create jobs, and improve on the quality of life. Ict policies nigeria started implementing its ict policy in april 2001 after the federal executive council approved it by establishing the national information technology development agency nitda,8 the implementing body. Information and communication technology is a compendium of interrelated applications, products and services that can either deepen or alter gender equality. It will help students, practitioners, researchers and other readers understand the place of icts within development. First, more developed countries are expected to benefit greater than less developed countries. The development of information and communication technologies in nigerian libraries abstract the development and use of information and communications technologies ict in the libraries of nigeria has been a slowly emerging process involving many successes and failures over the past decades. Demerits of ict in the economy of nigeria in as much as ict ensures a promising future for national economic growth and development, the adverse effects of ict in nigerian economy cannot be sidelined. Miles 2001 explained that economic growth could happen in two ways.
Proceedings of the 3rd international idia development informatics conference 2830 october 2009 bergendal kruger national park south africa isbn 9780620450379 ict and socio economic development. Garuba ro, ict and democratic governance in nigeria. Following the decision of the federal government to introduce the universal basic education ube programme, the nigerian educational research and development council nerdc restructured and realigned all extant primary and junior secondary schools jss curricula into a 9year basic education curriculum for implementation in. Appraising the role of information, communication technology as a change agent for higher education in nigeria. The current papers discuss the same along with the various challenges posed by ict. This section attempts to explain the demerits of ict in the economy of nigeria. With roughly twothird of the world economy based on services, and the rise of india, philippines, and other nations as global it players, many developing countries have accepted ict as a national mission. This paper explains the concept of information and communication technology ict, and its impacts in the nigerian economy. Information and communication technologies in the nigerian.
Pohjola 2002, with data on 42 countries within the period 19851999, does not. To identify ways by which ict can contribute to economic growth and development. Productivity growth lays the foundation for improvements in the standard of living. Appraising the role of information communication technology ict as a change agent for higher. It argues that ict remains an important technology for the years ahead, as ict networks have now spread throughout the economy. Pessu girls model secondary school ewvreni, delta state, nigeria. Published by european centre for research training and development uk. When wrongly applied, ict can hinder national development and economic prosperity, deepen existing inequalities between developed and developing nations, between high, medium. Factors affecting the successful implementation of ict. The policy empowers nitda to enter into strategic alliances. Ict development in nigeria focused mainly on print and electronic media.
Ict for good governance and socio economic development in nigeria. Information and communication technology ict is seen as an important means of achieving such a transformation. Abstract this short country report, a result of larger information for development program infodev supported survey of the information and communication technologies ict in education in africa, provides a general overview of current activities and issues related to ict use in education in the country. Introduction to information and communication technology in. These reforms tend to yield little or minimal benefits to economic growth and development, especially when compared with the. This relationship has been extensively studied in developed countries at the firm, industry and country level with the majority of studies showing the productivity effect of ict to. A study of the educational sector in lagos state ayoola r.
In view of the above therefore, the paper tries to highlight on the application of ict in nigerian educational system for achieving sustainable development. Following the decision of the federal government to introduce the universal basic education ube programme, the nigerian educational research and development council nerdc restructured and realigned all extant primary and junior secondary schools jss curricula into a 9year basic education curriculum for. Appropriate content, design and workability of ict also play a crucial role in adoption of ict in the education field. The impact of ict on economic development in the arab. Evaluation of ict development and economic growth in. The importance, how to, effect causes relationship, comparison, history, role, solutions are discussed.
Nigeria offers a good case study of a country that recognizes the importance of information and communications technology ict in advancing economic growth and improving quality of life. Department of computer science federal polytechnic bali, taraba state, pmb 05, nigeria 2. This report examines the impacts of ict on business performance and the policies that can help seize its benefits. Ict and economic growth comparing developing, emerging and. Impacts of information and communication technology in the. This book is designed for use by prek12 preservice and inservice teachers, and by teachers of these teachers. The poor infrastructure and poor economic climate1 are some of the reasons why icts may not be prioritsed. Ict for good governance and socioeconomic development in nigeria. Economic development in nigeria, although has been rocked back and forth by various political, sociocultural, financial and infrastructural setbacks, the economic development of a country like nigeria cant be said to have totally been where it used to be, or to have back tracked as some people insinuate. Proceedings of the 3rd international idia development informatics conference 2830 october 2009 bergendal kruger national park south africa isbn 9780620450379 ict and socioeconomic development.
The role of ict imiefoh, pedro computer science department university of benin, p. Abstract many countries including nigeria regard the use of information and communication technology ict as a driver of economic development. Heeks 2002 observes that there is a big difference between ict implementation and use. Mar 27, 2018 in nigeria, information communication technology, ict, can be deployed to the campaign against corruption as well as to explore the options in economic diversification. The sample is further divided along five subregions and the outcomes measured by estimating pooled ordinary least squares, random and fixed effects and system generalised method of moments models. Ict and its impact on national development in nigeria. The challenges include economical issues, educational and technical factors. Jss scheme of work for junior secondary school in nigeria. Information and communication technologies in the nigerian economy sunday mauton a. National ict strategic plan, which will be the roadmap to guide ict development in this country.
This was attributed to the lack of emphasis on ict development in the existing policy, that is, the full awareness of the potentials of icts to liberate the country from the shackle of poverty was totally absent. There are at least three key points that can be learnt from the previous literatures regarding ict and countrys economic performance. Ict and development information and communications technology ict is viewed as both a means and an end for development. As evidence on the importance of these relationships in the african context, consider the following correlations in the spatial distributions of con ict prevalence, economic development, and natural resources.
Information and communication technology for development ict4d provides the first dedicated textbook to examine and explain these emerging phenomena. Interventions and issues in rural communities in adamawa state, nigeria jainaba m. Fountain journal of management and social sciences. The impact of information and communications technology ict on economic performance has been an interesting issue in economics. Despite its potential, ict can introduce new ways for fraudulent practices and corruption to occur. Ict in developed countries, it was probably to early to see any economically signi. This paper evaluates the impact of information and communication technology ict on economic growth in africa based on a sample of 54 countries from 2005 to 2015. Information and communication technology for development ict4d. In nigeria, information communication technology, ict, can be deployed to the campaign against corruption as well as to explore the options in economic diversification. Ict for development ict4d as a means of bridging the digital divide. Exploring the key role of ict in nigeria, ict is at the forefront in the bid to fight corruption, improve cyber security, explore economic diversification and enhance government productivity in. The general objective of this study is to analyze the impact of ict on the nigerian economic growth and development and the following are the specific objectives. A survey of ict competencies among students in teacher. Get free research paper on impact of information communications technology on the nigerian economic growth and development project topics and materials in nigeria.
Information and communication technology in agricultural. To examine the impact of ict on the nigerian economic growth and development. May 09, 2019 jss scheme of work for junior secondary school in nigeria. It provides a brief overview of some of the key topics in the field of information and communication technology ict in education. Information and communication technology for development. Introduction to information and communication technology. Scheme of work for junior secondary school jss in. But the mechanisms through which ict can be combined with development agendas and an understanding of the actual development process and impacts of ict are less well understood or properly defined in the.
The little economic impact of ict in nigeria is closely linked to the extent to which diffe rent ict technologies have diffused across our econom ies. This is approved for students in accountancy business computer science economics engineering arts. Ict and economic growth comparing developing, emerging. Information and communication technology ict is a major challenge to our educational system. Objectives of the study the main thrust of this paper is to investigate the impact of information technology it on.
This short country report, a result of larger information for development program infodev supported survey of the information and communication technologies ict in education in africa, provides a general overview of current activities and issues. It has successfully transformed education, businesses, healthcare, entertainment, politics and good governance within the global north. Pdf the effect of ict on economic growth in nigeria. Impact of ict on education international journal of. But like many countries, nigeria also faces many challenges in developing the necessary infrastructure and rolling out ict programs that can contribute to the. Role of ict in nigerias economic development news in africa. The role and prospect of information and communication. Since very insightful, crosscountry analyses have rarely been used for ict policy analysis, the present. I am therefore confident that each and everyone involved will rise up to the challenges and contribute to the creation of a conducive environment and make provision of the appropriate ict tools for. Application of ict in nigerian educational system for. What counts now is how the technology should be made to work.872 307 865 435 998 658 1034 1482 1584 666 880 75 754 46 584 1493 537 664 155 1458 841 576 440 180 1358 583 139 1273 1385 671 1033 275 1221 1160 472