USE OF ICTs IN AGRICULTURAL HIGHER EDUCATION: A CASE STUDY OF THE FACULTY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES, UNIVERSITY OF GEZIRA, SUDAN

Ahmed M. A. Rahman

Abstract


The purpose of present study was to investigate the use of ICTs in agricultural education in University of Gezira ,Sudan. Data were collected from 90 purposively selected teachers of university with the help of questionnaire administered through face to face interviews. Findings revealed that the majority of teachers used the ICT irregularly because of the lack of them in the majority of the class rooms, therefore they used instead of them the traditional boards such as blackboard and greenboard. It can be concluded that the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Gezira, Sudan is still using the conventional systems of higher education as in public universities in developing world. Thus, the faculty members should be motivated, empowered and supported in order to use the available ICTs in their teaching activities, the constraints which are facing the use of ICTs in the teaching and learning process in the faculty should be solved and integrating the use of ICTs into the faculty`s strategies and  policy planning.


Keywords


Information and communication technologies (ICTs),Education, Agricultural higher education , Sudan.

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