ICT visioning statement
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Raji-Oyelade, Aderemi;
International Livestock Research Institute;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa African Center for Statistics;
MetadataShow full item record
Following the drift of the title of this workshop, let us take it for granted that the academic community remains the significant part of the African cultural intelligentsia with a mission to inform, educate and re-orientate the peoples of the continent. The second assumption invariably connected to this observation is that the 'university' is the social and intellectual factory where ideas are brewed in service of peoples, nations and communities. The material tool for information, mass mobilization and reorientation, i.e. ICT, becomes the crucial and inevitable part of the envisioned cultural, economic and technological revolution on the continent. Therefore, the ICT is the practical apparatus for ensuring a productive and qualitative higher education system which would contribute to the human resource, skills, knowledge and research needs of African countries.