An Appraisal of Information and Communication Technology (Ict) Resources for Sustainable Poverty Eradication and Development in Nigeria

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AN APPRAISAL OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) RESOURCES FOR SUSTAINABLE POVERTY ERADICATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

BY

OJEBISI, A. OLUGBENGA
Department Of Curriculum and Instruction Studies,
Federal College of Education (Sp.), Oyo.
E-mail: ojebisi_olugbenga@yahoo.com
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An Appraisal of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Resources for Sustainable Poverty Eradication and Development in Nigeria
Abstract
This paper presents an appraisal of the use of information and communication technology (ICT) resources as veritable tools that fit into the globalization project for sustainable poverty alleviation and development in the world generally and Nigeria in particular. Poverty amid
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According to the UNDP, the socioeconomic impact of the knowledge and information revolution derived from ICT has been compared to the industrial revolution, providing nations and individuals alike an unprecedented opportunity to accelerate economic growth, promote human development and eradicate poverty.
The Concept of Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
The term information and communications technology (ICT) was introduced in the early 1990s to replace that of information technology (IT) in recognition of the communicating abilities and facilities offered by the computer. However, while most people adopted the term ICT, people in higher education used the term communication and information technology (C & IT) to refer to the same concept. ICTs refer to any electronic means of capturing, processing, storing and disseminating information. ICT is a combination of information technology (IT) and communication technology (CT). The former involves the processing and packaging of information, while the latter is concerned with the interaction, exchange and linkage with information and data bases between users via networking. The coverage of ICT goes beyond such activities as programming, networking and analyzing. It enables the usage of computers and related tools to enhance the quality of products, labour productivity, international competitiveness and quality of life.
The term Information and Communication

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