Nigerian higher education has less than 5% ICT applications

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With less than 5% application of Information Communications Technology (ICT) in Nigerian institutions, according to published studies on institutional technology application, added to Nigerian universities absence in 2005 ranking of 1000 global institutions of higher learning, experts have said that Universal Mandatory Information Technology Training, (UMITT) must be  embraced by institutions of higher learning for the challenges ahead.

Available statistics shows there are more than 181 institutions of higher learning in Nigeria but a sizeable number of these institutions have enrollments of more than 20,000 students, with computer ratio at 200 students to 1 computer, or worse for most state universities. Most of these institutions have little or no infrastructure for cyber centers, computer-equipped classrooms or high


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