By Rev Father (Dr) Godfrey E. Ukpabio, Dr S. O. Egwu & N. N. Onwochei
The study adopted the descriptive survey research design, with one hypothesis formulated to guide the study. The population of the study consisted of all the academic staff in the two public universities in the study area. A sample of 577 academic staff was randomly drawn from selected departments of the two universities. A questionnaire titled “Information and Communication Technology Resource Availability and Academic Staff Task Performance in Universities Questionnaire” was the instrument for data collection. The hypothesis was tested at 0.05 level of significance using One-Way Analysis of Variance and Fisher’s Least Significant Difference (LSD) multiple comparison test. The results of the analysis revealed that, ICT resource availability significantly influence academic staff task performance in the aspects of teaching, research and community services, and that the higher the availability of ICT resources, the higher academic staff task performance in the areas of teaching, research and community services. It was therefore recommended, among other things, that a state of the arts ICT centre should be established in each of the universities in the state, and that each faculty should be made to have a prototype ICT centre for customized and specialised services to those faculties.