Authors : A.E. Adekoya
Abstract: Information Communication Technology (ICT) is being used in different parts of the world to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor in terms of technology change and development initiatives. Provision of ICT for people’s use has been through public and private commercial centers where various facilities and infrastructure are available for different purposes. Respondents in the study were mostly in late thirties and had formal education although very few had higher education. ICT usage was mainly for popular facilities like radio, television, telephone, video player and computer. Very few of the respondents were in the high user category although most fell in the medium perception class. Majority perceived the benefit from ICT as being moderate. Age and constraints had significant negative relationships with ICT use while perception and perceived benefit had positive significant relationships. Constraints experienced by respondents to use of ICT ranged from infrastructural to financial handicap. Many could not afford the use and some did not have the required education to handle the facilities.
A.E. Adekoya , 2006. Use of ICT Among Rural People in Oyo State, Nigeria. Research Journal of Applied Sciences, 1: 101-105.