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CONSTRAINTS AND PROBLEMS OF INTERNET SERVICES IN OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY , NIGERIA

KO Jagboro

Abstract


In spite of the benefits of the Internet to learning, teaching and research a number of difficulties still bedevil the provision of services in Nigeria. The objective of this study was to examine the constraints and problems of Internet Services at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Questionnaires were administered to postgraduate students at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife who were presently at the thesis writing stage of their programmes. The results from the analysis of the responses showed that the greatest constraints to Internet connectivity and usage was the high cost involved, while the associated problems were identified as incessant power failure and the dearth of Internet Service Providers (ISP). The study concluded that the provision of uninterrupted power supply and a functional telecommunication network were highly essential if Nigerian universities are to take full advantage of the benefits of Internet connectivity and services.


University of Dar es Salaam Library Journal Vol.5(2) 2003: 25-34



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/udslj.v5i2.26606
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