Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in 21st Century Nigerian Educational System: Prospects and Challenges

By Dr Mark Terlumun Ijov & Benedicta Omeghie Isunueo


 The effectiveness in the application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools in teaching and learning is germane to the 21st century educational innovations in developing countries all over the world and Nigeria in specific. This is because the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has changed the procedures and practices of almost all facets of human endeavour within business, public service and governance. Information and Communication Technology has become increasingly important in daily lives in general and the educational system in particular. Apart from its high educational outcomes, high productivity, creative and innovative thinking, the benefits of using ICT in education have led to the expansion of teaching and learning opportunities, thereby making education more relevant and accessible to more participants than the traditional methods. This paper x-rays the use of information and communication technology in a 21st century Nigerian educational system. The prospects, challenges and recommendations are also proffered to make the 21st century educational system in Nigeria ICT-driven in line with global best practices.

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