Impact Analysis of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Project Evaluation and Management in Nigeria

Akintoye Ishola Rufus, Lawal Babatunde Akeem

Abstract


Project management is believed to be justified as a means of avoiding the ills inherent in the construction sector of the economy and for which reasons most projects fail and or abandoned. This study is aimed at assessing the role of information communication technology (ICT) in the area of project evaluation and management and to emphasize the importance of information communication technology in the area of project evaluation. The hypothesis of this study is that there is no significant relationship between Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Project Evaluation and Management. It also presents a historical development of telecommunications starting from Lanlate I Satellite Earth Station which was Nigeria’s first international satellite telecommunications gateway to the outside world. An overview of the general level of development of information technology in Nigeria is also highlighted and it also examines the extent to which it is being used in support of information delivery and communication in science and technology. The importance of information technology devices to the general development of national economy and educational advancement is also discussed. This paper also emphasizes that for the survival and relevance of higher education institutions in Nigeria, ICT should be declared an institutional priority with adequate funding and support.

It is finally concluded that the tremendous advancement in computer technology, software engineering and Telecommunications as well as the resultant radical changes and advances in the techniques of data and information processing, storage, retrieval and dissemination in Nigerian construction companies within a decade is, no doubt, a revolution.

 


Keywords


Project evaluation; Management; Information communication technology; Telecommunication; Computer; Technology

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/9768

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