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The Growth and Impact of Information and Communication Technologies in Africa

Isiaka A. Alimi and Jide J. Popoola
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
Abstract—This paper evaluates the rate at which Nigerians use the internet and impact of the internet in their daily activities. The study was carried out using survey research methodology. The primary data obtained were analysed using different statistical tools. The analysis of our data showed that Nigerians use the internet at different rate. Also, the study revealed that, preponderance respondents and internet users are students. Furthermore, it was found that there is notable increase in internet usage in Nigeria every year due to the introduction of internet enabled mobile phones, iPods and portable laptops. The study finally revealed that the penetration rate of the internet into Nigerian is linearly increasing over the years.

Index Terms—Internet, file transfer protocol, telnet, World Wide Web, e-mail

Cite: Isiaka A. Alimi and Jide J. Popoola, "The Growth and Impact of Information and Communication Technologies in Africa," International Journal of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 7-13, February 2015. doi: 10.12720/ijeee.3.1.7-13
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