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- ItemInformation Policy Implementation in Nigeria: Issues and Challenges(2021)Information policy implementation faces a range of challenges, especially in a resourceconstrained country like Nigeria. Given the contexts in which policies are developed, including the policy's content, the nature of the policy formulation process, and the actors involved in the formulation and implementation processes, this paper examines the challenges of information policy implementation in Nigeria. To achieve this objective, a comprehensive literature review was conducted to arrive at an understanding of some of the challenges that hinder the effective implementation of information policy within the Nigerian context. The paper identifies issues and challenges within the wider policy literature and explains why it is critical to tackle each challenge for effective policy implementation. The paper reported a lack of a clear definition of responsibility and coordination, a lack of participation of stakeholders and beneficiaries, a lack of continuity and commitment to policy, compromise and conflict during implementation, overambition in policy formulation, and corruption as major factors hindering effective information policy implementation. The paper concludes by arguing that a supportive policy environment, the involvement of major stakeholders and beneficiaries, clearly defined roles and responsibilities and a good plan of action at the implementation stage can be regarded as necessary ingredients for effective policy implementation
- ItemWEALTH CREATION FOR NIGERIAN YOUTHS THROUGH INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE NATIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT(2021-08-05)The paper look at wealth creation for Nigerian youths through entrepreneurship and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for sustainable national economic development. ICT is the digital processing and utilization of information by the use of electronic computers. It covers all forms of computer and communications equipment and software used to create, design, store, transmit, interpret and manipulate information in its various formats. The quality performance of the entrepreneur determines whether capital would grow rapidly or slowly and whether the growth involves innovations. Entrepreneurship is a veritable tool for the achievement of inclusive growth and consequently sustainable development. In order to reduce unemployment and create wealth opportunity for Sustainable National Economic Development, Federal Government introduced some programmes such as NPower, Youth Empowerment and Development Initiative (YEDI), Start-up Nigeria 2019, Trader Money, African Youth Empowerment of Nigeria (AYEN) etc. The paper concluded that ICT skills and entrepreneurship development leads to economic development, job creativity, economic sustainability, individual self-reliance, improved standard of living better awareness and practice. The way forward for proper wealth creation and sustainable entrepreneurship development, Federal Government and indeed other tiers of government in Nigeria should provide the enabling environment for the activities of entrepreneurs like provision of ICT skills, infrastructures, enacting and formulating of laws and policies that will aid entrepreneurship development in the country. Keywords: ICT, Entrepreneur, Wealth Creation, Economic Development, Youths
- ItemTECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT FOR LEARNING PROCESS OF VISUALLY IMPAIRED LIBRARY READERS: A CASE STUDY OF VISUALLY IMPAIRED UNIT OF GOVERNMENT DIVISIONAL PUBLIC LIBRARY KOTA RAJASTHAN(2021)The paper attempt to study the Technological Advancement for learning process of Visually Impaired (VI) readers with special reference to VI unit of Government Public Library Kota Rajasthan. The main objective of the paper is to analyze their attitude toward learning process and the usefulness of technological facilities in VI unit of the public library. Interview method was used for data collection. Finally the paper highlights the various major findings of the study and offers some vital suggestions on how the overall system and services of Government Public Library Kota can be improved with special attention to VI unit
- ItemSOCIO-ECONOMICDEVELOPMENT THROUGH PUBLIC LIBRARIES: A CASE STUDY OF GOVERNMENTPUBLIC LIBRARIES KOTAREGION, RAJASTHAN INDIA(2021)This paper describes Socio-EconomicDevelopment provided by selected Public Libraries in Kota Region, Rajasthan. It examines the views of users towards the services rendered by Public Libraries, how these services are being offered and also the impact of these services on their socio-economic and political development. Survey design was adopted for the study and instruments used for collecting data included questionnaire, observation and interview. The data collected were analyzed and interpreted using simple frequency and percentages. Seventy eight (78%) response rate was recorded, were respondents’ highlights how the overall system and services of selected Public Libraries in Kota region can contribute and improve socio-economic development of Kota region.