ICT in Nigerian Educational System: Challenges and The Way Forward

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Supanee Sengsri
Augustine Agbi

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The deployment of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education has changed the traditional approach to teaching and learning processes by exposing both teachers and learners to contemporary learning experiences that were not possible before now. The utilization of ICT at all levels of education is unavoidable if individuals are to be adequately equipped for their roles in the modern society. It is when ICT is integrated into education that such education can better prepare learners for lifelong learning. Nations, globally have recognized the potential of ICT in education and have continued to consistently deploy it in their national educational systems for human and societal development. However, most developing countries, including Nigeria have continued to struggle with ICT integration into their educational sector. Despite the key roles and potentials of ICT in education, its utilization in the Nigerian education system has not been encouraging and this has affected the quality of the products from such learning institutions negatively. This paper examines the Nigeria ICT policy, its current implementation in education and factors militating against its effective integration, diffusion and sustainability in education as well as ecommendations to improve its deployment and sustainability in the country’s educational system.

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