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Volume 2 Number 8 August 2016

Democracy and Revolution as Tools for Nation-Building in Africa

Authors: Charles E. Ekpo ; Jide Chime
Pages: 152-158
The terms ‘revolution’ and ‘democracy’ are unarguably among the most popular concepts in the lexicon of political science. These concepts have been used in different dimensions and perspectives but little has been done in unshielding the beclouded imperatives of these concepts as recycling elements of nation-building. This work focuses on democracy and revolution as veritable tools for nation-building. It argues that democracy, if not practiced in line with the established terms and conditions of the social contract that established it, may culminate in revolution; the aftermath being a better and genuine democratic culture. That is to say, revolution starts where democracy ends and the mass consciousness and ideology embedded in a particular social revolution results in a better and more unified nation-state; unity being the basic ingredient in nation-building. Both secondary and tertiary evidences have been utilized in solving the puzzles in this paper.

Assessment of Institutional Provision of Ict for Effective Learning in Institutions: A Study of Ict Development in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

Authors: Victoria C. Anemelu ; Chinyelu Nwokolo
Pages: 147-151
Information Communication Technology has been at the fulcrum of National policies, debates and actions on ICT service delivery in institutions. Despite the  fact that NUC  has  adopted National policies geared towards making learning  in higher  institutions ICT based, many institutions seem  not  to reach the  expected  NUC  benchmark.. The students ICT awareness have increased and so they are in a better position to assess the adequacy of provision of ICT facilities for their growth and development. The main purpose of the study is to assess the extent of provision of ICT facilities. The overall objectives are to obtain data based information on adequacy of ICT provision. All the students who attended Afri-Hub ICT training formed the population. Using purposive technique, eighty students from eight departments within Faculty of Education were selected .Three research questions were designed to elicit information from the students. Simple statistical analysis was used to analyze the data. Based on the findings, recommendations were made.