Education students’ Access to E-learning Facilities in Universities South-East of Nigeria
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AbstractE-learning is becoming the world’s most effective way of sharing knowledge. Consequently, many universities in Nigeria are seriously planning to commence e-learning service delivery. The extent of their readiness in terms of students’ access to e-learning facilities becomes imperative. This study investigated education students’ access to e-learning facilities in universities South-East of Nigeria. Using a description survey research design and a multistage sampling approach, a sample of 376 final year education students from five universities were selected for the study. A structured questionnaire and interview were used for data collection. Four research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. Frequency counts, percentages, means and t-test statistics were used for data analysis. Results show that; only 42.9% of the students have access to e-learning facilities; students have access to only e-mail accounts; factors hindering access to e-learning facilities include irregular electric power supply among others. There were no significant differences in gender &amp; federal and state universities with regards to students’ access to e-learning facilities. It was concluded that the universities were not yet ready for e-learning service delivery. Recommendations include stepping down the take-off of e-learning in the universities. Key words: E-learning, Access, facilities and hindering factors.