International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (ISSN 2347-4289)

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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289

Information Technology Education In Higher Institutions Of Learning In Nigeria:Industry Oriented Approach

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Udoh, Maurice A.





ABSTRACT: Every business environment today is influenced by information technology ranging from production, sales, service delivery, shopping, banking and telecommunications, to mention but a few. Consequently, there is a growing need for highly trained and skilled personnel to take up and continue in the trend of managing not only the present technologies but also to be ready to adapt to the ever growing development in the world. Given the level of investment and development expected in the Nigerian power, automobile, oil/gas, agriculture and small & medium enterprises(SMEs), it is essential that the curriculum used by Nigerian educational institutions be tailored towards industry needs by laying a sound information technology framework through the introduction of relevant course contents, strengthening existing teaching and training methods. This is Critical. The purpose of this research publication is to examine the current level of information technology education in the Nigerian Institutions of higher learning, exploring industry needs and requirements, considering factors facing training institutions and possible recommendations, bearing in mind the fact that, the employability of our graduates depends on their abilities and feedback from industry as key indicators of their value.



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