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 International Journal of Education and Development using ICT > Vol. 4, No. 2 (2008) open journal systems 

An E-readiness Assessment of Nigeria’s Premier University (Part 1)

Wole Michael Olatokun, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Adeola Omobola Opesade, University of Ibadan

The study investigated the preparedness of the University of Ibadan to benefit from the adoption and use of ICT in carrying out university functions. Six research questions were evaluated and they centered on eliciting the e-readiness objective of the University as well as assessing five e-readiness indicators namely: infrastructural availability, access to infrastructure, manpower availability, institutional ICT policy and regulatory framework, and ICT deployment in the university activities. An empirical case study research method was adopted. The study population comprised two (2) University of Ibadan ICT project stakeholders, internet infrastructures in thirty departments and two institutes in the university, and six thousand, four hundred and thirty one academic staff and students. Questionnaire and coded sheet were the instruments used for data collection. Findings revealed that the university’s overall e-readiness index was 2.57 while the indicators’ indices were 3.3 for infrastructural availability, 2.2 for access to infrastructure, 1.5 for manpower availability, 2.57 for policy and regulatory framework and 3.3 for ICT deployment in the university’s activities. Based on the findings, some recommendations were made.

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International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology. ISSN: 1814-0556