University Administrators’ Use of Information and Communication Technology for Information Dissemination in the University Environment and Productivity of Academic Staff of Universities in Anambra State, Nigeria
This study investigated information and communications technology in the university environment and academic staff productivity in universities in Anambra State of Nigeria. Two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Stratified random sampling technique was used to draw a sample of 300 academic staff from a total population of 1998 academic staff of the two public universities in the State. Data collection was carried out with the use of researchers-constructed questionnaire titled ICT Use for Information Dissemination in the University Environment and Academic Staff Productivity Questionnaire (ICTUIDUEASPQ). The instrument was facevalidated by experts in Measurement and Evaluation in University of Calabar. It reliability coefficient ranged from 0.73 to 0.86. Population t-test and Pearson product moment correlation analysis (r) was used in analyzing the obtained data. Results obtained revealed that availability of ICT facilities for information dissemination in the university environment in Universities in Anambra State, Nigeria, is significantly low; and there is a significant relationship between ICT-based information dissemination to academic staff productivity and academic staff’s actual productivity. Based on these results, recommendations were made to enhance the provision and utilization of ICT facilities for information dissemination purposes in Nigerian universities.
Key words: ICT facilities, Information dissemination, University environment, productivity, academic staff.