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The study assessed the optimization of e-learning facilities to lecturers and students in Federal Colleges of Education in North West Zone of Nigeria. A descriptive survey was used. The population comprised all the lecturers and students in five (5) Federal Colleges of Education in the zone – numbering about 3,650 academic staff and 6,950 students. Simple random sampling was used to select 1060 subjects in the five colleges; 365 academic staff and 695 students. The instrument was a 50 – item questionnaire developed by the researchers. The instrument was validated and reliability coefficient was computed. Three research questions and three hypotheses guided the study. Data were analyzed using mean and standard deviation while hypotheses were tested using t-test statistics at 0.05 level of significance. Results showed that most e-learning facilities are not available while the few available ones were not accessible to lecturers and students. Obstacles to the accessibility of e-learning facilities were also identified. The study also revealed no significant difference in the opinion of lecturers and students on what constituted problems of having access to the few available e-learning facilities. In view of the findings of the study, recommendations were made among which is, that the Federal Colleges of Education should provide e-learning facilities to promote teaching and learning activities.
Key words: assessment, e-learning, availability, accessibility and obstacles to e- learning