International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Integrating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Accounting Education Instruction in Ekiti State Universities
Ezeani, Nneka. Salome; Akpotohwo, Festus Chukwunwendu

Accountancy (profession) or accounting (methodology) is the measurement, disclosure or provision of assurances about financial information that helps managers, investors, tax authorities, lenders and other stakeholders and decision makers for resource allocation and policy making decisions. The purpose of this paper was to ascertain the role of ICT in the teaching and learning of accounting education courses in the universities offering accounting in Ekiti State. Three objectives, research questions and one hypothesis guided the study. Thirty fulltime accounting educators from Ekiti State University and Afe Babalola University in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State responded to the questionnaire items. Data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation estimates, while t-test was used in testing the only hypothesis raised for the study. The findings of the study revealed that the universities offering accounting education courses in Ekiti State greatly valued the roles of ICT facilities in discharging their academic duties hence ICT facilities usage assist in the development of life and work place skills of an individual in the work environment. The T-test analysis revealed no significant difference between the responses of male and female accounting educators. Based on the findings, it was recommended that accounting software packages and adequate telephone lines should be provided for effective learning of accounting courses to take place and also advised that the school authorities in collaboration with the government should encourage or make laptops available for both the teachers and the students for the smooth running of the accounting programme of study.

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