A Comparative Study Of The Challenges Of E-Learning In Nigerian Universities
This is a comparative study of the challenges of e-learning in Nigerian Universities. The purpose of the study was to determine if there was a significant difference in the challenges faced by students in elearning in Nigerian Universities. A total of two hundred and twenty eight students from nine Universities constituted the sample for the study. Simple random sampling technique was employed in selecting students from these universities in Nigeria. These universities were also randomly picked from the six geo-political zones of Nigeria and the federal capital territory. Questionnaire was used to elicit “Yes or No” answers to the questions. Frequency analysis using percentages was done and this was presented using column charts to compare responses of the students. The findings of the study showed that students in majority of the universities studied, indicated that their universities lacked appropriate learning software as well as good quality online educational content. They also indicated that sustainability of elearning was not prioritized, that they had no access to appropriate content for ICT-enhanced learning/training and that they also had no access to affordable/ reliable computers. The study recommended that the Nigerian Government should provide the enabling environment for all lecturers and students to become computer literate. This should be done within a time frame, with proper certification. No student should graduate without passing the computer course. This computer certification should also be the first on the list of promotion requirements for lecturers.