Information Technology education and training initiatives — the Nigerian experience.

  • Uche Modum
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)


Nigeria and its 100 million people have made some significant strides in IT education and training. This paper surveys the major efforts made by the Nigerian government and the Nigerian people over the last three decades to work with IT Education and training. Specifically, the paper will describe the two main phases in the collaboration and implementation of IT Education and training. Phase I dates from the early 1970s when Nigerians for the first time got to know about the existence and the potential of the computer. Phase II dates from 1988 when the Federal Ministry of Education, acknowledging the importance of IT, took the first bold step to formulate a national policy for IT education by setting up a committee. For a country as vast as Nigeria, with the well-known constraints and limitations of developing nations, the initiatives have been many but so have the problems.


National policies developing countries informatics 


  1. Report on National Policy on Computer Education (1988). Lagos, Nigeria.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Uche Modum
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  1. 1.University of Nigeria Enugu CampusNigeria

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