EFFECT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ON MANPOWER TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA- A CASE STUDY OF ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY, UTURU

EFFECT OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY ON MANPOWER TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA- A CASE STUDY OF ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY, UTURU

ABSTRACT

This study is on the effect of Information and Communication Technology on Manpower Training Development in Nigeria. A case study of Abia State University. The information and communication technology has become an invaluable tool for learning and research. The benefits are so enormous that there is no sphere of life without the information and communication technology. This is certainly true for tertiary institutions. Premised on this consciousness, the survey research design method was adopted in carrying out the study, with the questionnaire as the instrument for data collection. The objectives of the study   were to investigate how the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has affected manpower training and development in Abia State University, Uturu . Determine the factors that have constrained the functioning of  Information and Communication Technology (ICT) facilities in Abia State University, Uturu .And finally to make appropriate recommendations on how to improve Information and  Communication Technology (ICT) facilities for manpower  training in Abia State University, Uturu. Some problems such as incessant power failure, non-existent of internet connectivity among others as obstacles to information and communication technology on manpower training and development in ABSU. The paper recommended among others that government should pay adequate attention to electric power supply such as solar energy and procure good generator machines to the institution as standby power source.