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The Impact of ICT In Rural Education: Case Study - Enugu State

N David

Abstract


Rural areas are geographically dispersed and if educational programs for such rural areas are to provide equitable coverage, accessibility technological means must be considered. Indeed there has to be an existing or proposed infrastructure that would enable these programs to be conveyed. This paper looks into the information and communication needs for the vast majority of rural areas in Enugu State so as to build mechanisms to support ICT in order to increase the rate of development and economic growth. The paper shows, through data collected from Secondary schools in Enugu State, why there is a pressing need to primarily finance ICT projects focusing on the needs, aspirations, capacities and perspectives of the vast majority of people in rural areas. Choices for communication infrastructure are detailed.




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