Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN: 2141-5161) Vol. 7(4), pp. 095-099, November 2016. DOI: http:/ Copyright © 2016 International Research Journals


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The challenges of effective implementation of information and communication technology (ICT) in Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Libraries in Delta State, Nigeria

Rose Ojohwoh

Library Department Delta State Polytechnic, Ozoro, Nigeria

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Received November 2, 2016;  Accepted November 28, 2016



The digital age has brought about a completely different way of providing library services resulting in the development of new services. This study assessed the challenges of effective implementation of information and communication technology (ICT) in polytechnics and colleges of education libraries in Delta State. Descriptive survey research design was used for this study; data was collected by means of a questionnaire from thirty-nine (39) librarians of six (6) academic libraries in polytechnics and colleges of education in Delta State. The study revealed that the academic libraries under review is face with the following challenges in implementing ICT policy, thus, unreliable power supply, inadequate funding, shortage of manpower, lack of information and computer literacy skill among librarians. The study concluded that information and computer literacy skills are vital for the proper implementation of ICT in libraries for better information service delivery and therefore recommended that library administrators should introduce and organize different ICT training programmers for librarians at regular interval and federal government should provide adequate funding for ICT implementation.


Keywords: Challenges, Implementation, Information, Communication Technology.


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