The Social Sciences

Year: 2008
Volume: 3
Issue: 5
Page No. 384 - 387

Extension Workers’ Information Technology Use Characteristics and Training Needs in Nigeria

Authors : I.O. Oladosu

Abstract: This study examines the ICT (Internet and CD Rom) use competencies of extension agents in Oyo State with the ultimate aim of establishing their level of appreciation of their importance for extension and rural development work and to identify their training and information needs. All extension agents in Oyo and Ogbomoso zones of the state were studied using questionnaire designed to elicit information from the respondents. Descriptive statistics namely frequencies and percentages were adopted in analyzing the data collected in the study. Findings in the study revealed that majority of the respondents do visit the internet, however, mainly for personal reasons. Only a small proportion uses it for professional purposes; similarly, most of them lacked the competence in the use of internet services. They were mostly assisted; however, they appreciate and are committed to being exposed to training and information in computer use, internet and CD-Rom operations for both extension and general academic information acquisition for professional development.

How to cite this article:

I.O. Oladosu , 2008. Extension Workers’ Information Technology Use Characteristics and Training Needs in Nigeria. The Social Sciences, 3: 384-387.

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