EVALUATION OF THE ROLE OF THE INTERNET IN ELEVATING COMMUNICATION EFFICIENCY IN NIGERIA. A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON MASS COMMUNICATION
The essence of this research work was to evaluation of the role of the interne in elevating communication efficiency in Nigeria. It is not an attempt to know whether or not the internet has penetrated Nigeria, but a critical assessment of the role of the internet in promoting an effective communication in Nigeria in the least five years.
The objectives of the study is therefore
1. To analysis the impact of the internet as a communication
technology in Nigeria in the least five years.
2. To ascertain the level of the internet usage in Nigeria
3. T o find out some of the hindrances to the usage of the
internet as a means of communication.
4. T o suggest the possible way of improving internet services in
Both primary and secondary data were used, in order to accomplish the purpose of research. Some research questions were formulated based on the following objectives, and questionnaire comprising the statement s from the research questions were prepared as well. Interviews as a primary date source, textbooks, journals, and on line seminars as secondary sources.
At the end, some of the major findings from the analysis are
1. That the internet has been a great facilitator of communication
efficiency in Nigeria.
usage in the western world.
3. That computer illiteracy, ignorance, poor telecommunication
services, overcharging, constant power outage, were identified
as some of the hindrances to internet usage in Nigeria.
Finally, it was observed that the prospect of internet usage in Nigeria is very bright in terms of achieving communication efficiency in the years to come, if only Government and private institution will provide the needed infrastructure, training, legal and regulatory frame work that will foster internet use in Nigeria.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The internet which represents a strong fusion of computing and communication technologies, has recorded an outstanding growth in the past few years of its existence. While this may be attributed to the recent advance in both technologies, the main driving force seems however to be the general demand for better and faster information management system. This singular factor has steered computing to its height presently in the area of communication.