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TEACHING AND RESEARCH FUNCTIONS IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES: HOW MANY LECTURERS USE THE INTERNET?

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Author(s): V.O. Igbineweka | Mani Ahmed

Journal: Academic Research International
ISSN 2223-9944

Volume: 4;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 400;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: Teaching | Research | Nigerian University | Internet

ABSTRACT
The paper examined the usability rate of the internet for teaching and research amongst Nigerian university lecturers. Four research questions were raised to guide investigation out of which one (1) was answered and the remaining three hypothesized. A questionnaire titled: University Teachers’ Use of Internet-ready PCs for Teaching and Research Purposes Questionnaire (UTIRAQUE) was administeredon a sample of 4808 (i.e 10 percent) out of 48083 lecturers in 127 universiteis that constituted the study population. Administration of the validated and reliable instrument (r=.72; N = 20) with the help of ASUU Secretaries and university Registrars that served as research assistants lasted for 28 weeks. The data analyzed using descriptive statistics revealed that 1 out of every 54 lecturers or only 1.85%Nigerian university lecturers use the internet for teaching and research. The result also shows lack of significant difference in the frequency of usage among different categories of lecturers. Based on the findings, it was recommended that every university lecturer be encouraged by University authorities to be computer/internetliterate by providing them with internet-ready PCs at no cost after training.

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