Re-structuring the University Network Infrastructure for Learners’ Access to Emerging Technologies Innovations for Enhanced Empowernment and Job Creations in Abia State (80987)

Session Information: Teaching and Learning the Arts
Session Chair: Rizal Dapat

Sunday, 26 May 2024 09:55
Session: Session 1
Room: Room 703
Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

The study examined re-structuring university network infrastructure for learners’ access to emerging technologies innovations for enhanced empowerment and job creations in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike in Abia State. Descriptive survey design was adopted. The population is made up of the seven hundred and fifty six (756) consisting of 435 boys and 321 girls’ students of philosophy in the College of Education, MOUAU, Umudike in the South East of Nigeria. Sample was determined using Taro Yemane formula and a number of two hundred and sixty two (262) respondents made up of 150 boys and 112 girls was derived. Three research questions and three hypotheses guided the study. Instrument for data collection was a self-structured questionnaire titled Re-structuring the University Network Infrastructure for Learners Access to Emerging Technologies, Innovations for Enhanced Empowerments and Job Creation Questionnaire (RUNILETIEJCQ). The instrument was validated by experts in test and measurement and Educational management department respectively in Michael Okpara University, Umudike. Reliability for the instrument was determined using the Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Coefficient with reliability Co-efficient of 0.84. Data were analyzed using mean in answering research questions and t-test was used to test the hypotheses. The findings of this study showed that the network and infrastructures available are dilapidated, poor, no library accession, inadequate teaching aids, no lecture theatres and adequate space, poorly funded, no power supply, no sanitary measures, inadequate laboratories and teaching resources to mention a few. The study concluded that the university system requires general restructuring while recommendations were made.

Chukwudi Emmanuel Chukwudi, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Nigeria
Princewill Uchechukwu Ndubuisi, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Nigeria
Rosemary Nkechinyere Evans-obinna, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Nigeria

About the Presenter(s)
Mr Chukwudi Emmanuel Chukwudi is an undergraduate student of the department of Industrial Technology Education, in the College of Education, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike, Nigeria.

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