Dr Richard Ayuh Ojini, Dr Bernard Diwa Otu, Dr Nwogwugwu Chidrim Esther, Demort Stephen & Christiana Sunday Essien
Guided by two null hypotheses, the aim of this study was to investigate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Availability, Utilization and Research Work Performance among Postgraduate Students in South-South Universities, Nigeria. The population of the study was 24,230 postgraduate students. The independent variable was ICT (categorised into availability and utilization) and the dependent variable was research work performance. Ex-post facto research design was used. Stratified sampling technique was deployed to sample 510 postgraduate students in South-South universities. Data were collected using Information and Communication Technology Availability, Utilization and Research Work Performance Questionnaire (ICTAURWPQ). The hypotheses were tested at .05 alpha level using one-way analysis of Variance. The results obtained showed that there is a significant influence of ICT availability and utilization for research on postgraduate students’ research work performance. From the results, it was concluded that the consequences of lack of adequate ICT research facilities will result to poor research work performance among postgraduate students. It was recommended among others that the Federal Ministry of Education through the National Universities Commission (NUC) should equip all universities, especially post graduate e-libraries, with functional ICT gadgets to facilitate research work among students.