Academic journal article Library Philosophy and Practice

Factors Influencing Behavioral Intention to the Use of Information and Communication Technology (Ict) among Students of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro.ogun State. Nigeria

Academic journal article Library Philosophy and Practice

Factors Influencing Behavioral Intention to the Use of Information and Communication Technology (Ict) among Students of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro.ogun State. Nigeria

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INTRODUCTION

Polytechnic education around the world has been agent of development of their immediate communities and the world at large through research that leads to advancement in knowledge in different areas of human existence (agriculture, science and technology, medicine, law, religion, politics, arts among others). Owolabi and Attama (2010) note that this is made possible through the advent of ICT development. The essence of Polytechnic education in Nigeria is to provide middle level man power for public and private institutions in the country. Looking at the mandates of Polytechnic education in Nigeria educational system. It is not gain saying that ICT training and knowledge have a great role to play in achieving the mandate in order for our polytechnic graduates to be able to competent with their other counter parts all over the world.

The federal Polytechnic, Ilaro was created in 1979 by the federal Government of Nigeria and it is situated in Yewa south, Ogun state of Nigeria. It has since developed into a standard higher institution.

Extant literature indicates that we are now in the new generation in which young people accept digital technologies based on some reasons. The advent of the internet are said to have an innate aptitude and high skills level when it come to the students use of new technologies which has brought a paradigm shift to teaching and learning (Jones, Ramanau, Cross and Healing, 2010). Students are using ICT skills and knowledge in their teaching and learning. The diffusion of ICT into Polytechnic education and the consequent realization of its benefits will be subject to the acceptance of the resources by the polytechnic students (Venter, Van Rensburg and Davis, 2012).

Recent developments globally show that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have permeated all fields of human endeavor, including educational system particularly technical education in which polytechnic is inclusive. Looking at the importance of ICT in education, Minishi -Majanja (2007) argues that ICT is a powerful tool that promote effective development . This indicates that adequate usage of ICT in Polytechnic education will bring about significant impact on the economic, scientific, social, political and technological development of Nigeria and other developing countries in the world. In another development Gubahar (2008) states the relevant of ICT in technical education as a enabler that can transform every nation to high level of development. ICT in this regard are relevant resources that facilities the production, transmission and processing of information Example of these are include computer facilities (computers, scanners, printers, UPS and power point projectors); computer software resources (online databases, CD-ROMs, library application software, Internet and storage media); audio-visual media/equipment (satellite connection, digital cameras, video compact disk (VCD), digital video disk (DVD) radio, television, audio tapes, video tapes and photocopiers; and communication media (telephone-intercom and global system of mobile

The use of ICT becomes a social phenomenal among various professionals in healthcare delivery, education, law transport and host of other. However, there is paucity of literature on acceptance of it among polytechnic students in Nigeria. Extant literature indicates that there is need to promote research on ICT adoption and usage among students in the polytechnic education in Nigeria Owolabi and Attama (2010). Lin and Cheng (2015), point out what factor that determines user acceptance and use of technology such as ICT is actually the user's intention. Based on this there is need to examine the meaning of user acceptance theory There are many theories relevant to a study of user acceptance of ICT and many of these theories focus on people's intention to engage in a particular behavior (i.e. adoption and use of ICT) as a relevant conceptual framework. Olasina (2014) notes that research on access and use of information and communication has been informed by a number of theories which include the following are among the accepted models :UTAUT by Venkatesh et al. …

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