Bridging the Digital Divide: Leveraging Early Strides in NigeriaThe Nigerian Universities’ Experience

Iwara Arikpo, Adenike Osofisan, Abel Usoro

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Abstract

This paper outlines the current state, opportunities and potentials in the use of ICT for education, R&D, and governance in Nigeria. It presents several ICT initiatives and the roles of some ICT bodies capable of bridging the digital divide between Nigeria and the developed world. Challenges facing the continuing development of ICT in the country are identified, and solution strategies to harness the full potential of ICT as an indispensable vehicle for socio-economic development in Nigeria are also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeveraging Developing Economies with the Use of Information Technology
Subtitle of host publicationTrends and Tools
EditorsAbel Usoro, Grzegorz Majewski, Princely Ifinedo, Iwara Arikpo
Place of PublicationHershey, PA, USA
PublisherIdea Group Inc
Pages1-14
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781466616370
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Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Arikpo, I., Osofisan, A., & Usoro, A. (2012). Bridging the Digital Divide: Leveraging Early Strides in NigeriaThe Nigerian Universities’ Experience. In A. Usoro, G. Majewski, P. Ifinedo, & I. Arikpo (Eds.), Leveraging Developing Economies with the Use of Information Technology: Trends and Tools (pp. 1-14). Hershey, PA, USA: Idea Group Inc. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-1637-0.ch001