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Use of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) in Tertiary Education in Ghana: A Case Study of Electronic Learning (E-Learning)

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Author(s) Nana Yaw Asabere , Samuel Edusah Enguah
On Pages 62-68
Volume No. 2
Issue No. 1
Issue Date January 01, 2012
Publishing Date January 01, 2012
Keywords Education, ICT, E-Learning, Distance, Learning



Abstract

Population growth and the increasing number of people seeing the relevance of education as well as demand for tertiary education in Ghana have been on the rise yearly. Tertiary institutions in Ghana have been unpleasantly turning away large numbers of qualified applicants due to lack of facilities. To solve some of these problems in the tertiary educational sector of Ghana, E-Learning and using ICT in education have a major role to play. This paper discusses and elaborates the importance of E-Learning in the tertiary educational sector of Ghana as well as the different issues concerned in the implementation of an E-Learning System. The study also shows how ICT through E-Learning has helped or can help people access tertiary education by not necessarily being on the campus of the respective tertiary institutions. E-learning can be seen as a solution to the various factors that affect access to tertiary education such as lack of facilities to meet increasing educational demand due to population growth. It can also help workers or working people who want to attain higher education but cannot opt for residential tertiary education for one reason or the other. The researchers recommend that every tertiary institution in Ghana should make E-learning part of its structure, so as to facilitate and speed up the development of education and the country as a whole.

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