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American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(6), 586-591
DOI: 10.12691/education-6-6-1
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Internet Capacity of Higher Education and Research Institutes in Africa: The Need for National Research Education Network

Ronke Ogunmakin1,

1Department of Educational Foundation, Faculty of Education, National Open University

Pub. Date: May 24, 2018

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Ronke Ogunmakin. Internet Capacity of Higher Education and Research Institutes in Africa: The Need for National Research Education Network. American Journal of Educational Research. 2018; 6(6):586-591. doi: 10.12691/education-6-6-1

Abstract

Higher Education Institutions especially Universities have for all time been identified as the space for generating knowledge through research. Unfortunately, for many African countries, higher education had witnessed a long period of relative neglect and stagnation. Many higher Education Institutions, especially Universities in Africa, are burdened with a myriad of problems to the extent that they have little time and resources for effective research. Research as connoted in this article refers to independent intellectual enquiry into diverse disciplines and areas, and which leads to the creation of new and significant knowledge. So far, Google Apps for Education is now available to hundreds of thousands of students and university faculty in over 20 African universities, including University of Benin, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Benson Idahosa University, Covenant University and University of Lagos. By participating in the program, Nigerian universities have access to Google Apps for Education, a free suite of hosted email and collaboration applications exclusively for schools.

Keywords:
research internet and higher education

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