International Journal of Innovative Information Systems

& Technology Research 11(1):31-40, Jan.-Mar., 2023


© SEAHI PUBLICATIONS, 2023       ISSN: 2467-8562


An Investigation on the Challenges in Adoption and Utilization of ICT in Higher Institutions in the North East Geo – Political Zone, Nigeria


1Yunusa Muhammad Shanu & 2Jummai Adamu


1Multimedia Centre for Educational Technology,

 Umar Suleiman College of Education Gashua, Yobe State. Nigeria

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2School of Education

Umar Suleiman College of Education Gashua, Yobe State. Nigeria.



Adoption and use of ICT in schools in Nigeria faces several challenges, including teacher’s skills. For schools to benefit from using ICT, qualified teachers are needed. This study investigated teachers’ challenges in the process of adoption and use of ICT in higher institutions in the North – East Geo – political zone. The study adopts descriptive survey research designs. 12 higher institutions were sampled through stratified sampling from a target population of the study. 240 respondents were sampled through simple random sampling. 235 questionnaires were appropriately filled and return. Data collected was analyzed by use of descriptive and inferential statistical techniques. Chi square test and weighted average using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) software were used to analyze and interpret the data. The findings of this study reveal that teachers had a strong desire to integrate ICT into teaching-learning process even though with challenges. The major barriers were lack of genuine software, inadequate computer in the classroom, low speed internet, lack of motivation from both teacher and student side to use ICT, lack of proper training skills, unavailability of latest ICT equipment, lack of expert technical staff, poor administrative support. It was however, recommended that more ICT training should be given to teachers to make them effectively deliver ICT based curriculum. In-service courses should be designed that can enable teachers to acquire ICT skills.

Keywords: ICT Adoption, Teaching And Learning, Challenges and Higher Institutions