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Availability and Use of Information and Communication Technology Facilities for Counseling University Undergraduates in South-West Geo-Political Zone, Nigeria

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Author Florence Adeoti Yusuf
ISSN 2079-8407
On Pages 470-475
Volume No. 6
Issue No. 9
Issue Date October 1, 2015
Publishing Date October 1, 2015
Keywords Availability, ICT, counseling, university, undergraduates, south - west, Nigeria


Abstract

The study investigated the availability and use of Information and Communication Technology facilities for counseling university undergraduates in South West Universities, Nigeria. The respondents comprise of 19,500 undergraduates drawn from the thirteen (13) universities in the South - West Geo Political Zone, Nigeria. The instrument used for data collection for the study was validated by two experts in Guidance and Counseling; One from Osun State University, Osogbo and the second one from University of Lagos, Akoka, and Lagos State. A test - re - test method was used to determine the reliability of the instrument, reliability co - efficient of 0.79 was obtained. Data collected were analyzed using simple percentage and mean scores. The findings of the study revealed that information and Communication Technology (ICT) facilities for counseling are not adequate in the Universities in South - West Geo - political Zone of Nigeria. The finding also shows that the level of information and Communication Technology usage in the Universities in South - West, Nigeria is very low. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that University Management should create counseling laboratories; Government should make provision for ICT facilities in the Counseling laboratories in other to curb/eradicate social vices among undergraduates and to help facilitate counseling and learning.
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