The future of information technology education in Nigeria: innovative public-private partnerships

Godwin C. Ariguzo, Timothy P. Shea, Rupert Ward, D. Steven White

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Nigeria’s current status in the world and within the Sub-Saharan region is reviewed in terms of its focus on information technology education, by examining the Higher Education market, private computer industries within Nigeria, and the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), a national initiative designed to dramatically improve Nigeria’s competitiveness in computer industries. The results of research into the effectiveness of Public-Private Partnerships in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Nigeria are then discussed. The perceptions of computer industry executives and Higher Education representatives towards greater competitiveness in Nigeria’s Information Technology industry are investigated. The authors provide recommendations for how Nigerian Higher Education Institutions and computer-related businesses can develop effective method of advancing ICT Public-Private Partnerships.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425-447
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Business Innovation and Research
Issue number4
Early online date23 May 2007
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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