Availability of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Resource and Academic Staff Task Performance of Universities in Cross River State of Nigeria

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.

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