Influence of Information and Communication (ICT) Maturity on Nigerian Correctional Education Services

  • Adebayo O. Akinsanya Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria
  • Adekunle A. Adeniyi Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria
  • Lola John Okunola Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria

Abstract

With the global acceptance of ICT in correctional education, there is the need to investigate how its adoption and maturity influenced rehabilitation, reformation and increasing recidivism common in Nigerian correctional services. Therefore, this study is on the influence of information and communication (ICT) maturity on Nigerian correctional education services. Descriptive survey of ex post facto type was adopted with four objectives, four research questions and a null hypothesis. A Modified Questionnaire ‘Information and Communication Technology Maturity Scale’ with 0.73 reliability was administered to 120 participants selected using multi-stage sampling techniques. Frequency distribution, percentage and multiple correlation matrix was used to test for null hypothesis at 0.05 alpha level. Results of the relationship between independent and dependent variables show that skill dependence (r= 0.28), task performance (r= -0.29), restricted ability(r= -0.37), high ability (r= -0.26) and organizational competence (r=0.19). This indicates that the independent variable has positive influence on skill dependence and organisational competence whereas it negatively influenced task performance, restricted ability and high ability. It is concluded that ICT maturity is poor and cannot drive correctional education service delivery efficiently in Nigerian correctional facilities; therefore most inmates do not have access to it. It is recommended that ICT infrastructure should be provided to re-position education service delivery in Nigerian correctional system by the Federal government of Nigeria.


Keyword: ICT maturity; education; service delivery.

Published
2020-10-30
How to Cite
AKINSANYA, Adebayo O.; ADENIYI, Adekunle A.; OKUNOLA, Lola John. Influence of Information and Communication (ICT) Maturity on Nigerian Correctional Education Services. KIU Journal of Humanities, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 3, p. 327-336, oct. 2020. ISSN 2522-2821. Available at: <https://ijhumas.com/ojs/index.php/kiuhums/article/view/1051>. Date accessed: 22 jan. 2022.