Re-Engineering University Education through Strategic Information Management: The Nigerian Experience

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Abstract

The role of information technology in any environment is simple to support the short and long term goals of the organization. In the academic world it means supporting the institution’s mission, vision, and goals articulated in its strategic plan. The final result of any strategic plan is typically a set of high-level objectives that contain specific goals with detailed timelines for their completion. This study was carried out to ascertain the Nigerian experience in re-engineering university education through strategic information management. To achieve this objective, three research questions and one hypothesis were formulated, answered and tested respectively. Survey research design was used and a structured questionnaire was developed for data collection. A population of 330 information managers in information system units in federal universities in Nigeria was used for the study. The questionnaire was face-validated by three experts knowledgeable in strategic information management. An internal consistency co-efficient of 0.88 was obtained by using Cronbach alpha technique. Data collected from 322 of the respondents were analyzed for the study. Mean and standard deviation were used in data analysis, while ANOVA was used to test the hypothesis. The findings of the study revealed vital processes in teaching/learning, research, and university administration that despite the investments on information management in the universities, have not been re-engineered through strategic information management to a great extent.

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N. Ibezim and C. Obi, "Re-Engineering University Education through Strategic Information Management: The Nigerian Experience," Modern Economy, Vol. 4 No. 11, 2013, pp. 783-789. doi: 10.4236/me.2013.411083.

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