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The study investigated the extent of ICT literacy and usage for quality education in tertiary institutions in Anambra State. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. Descriptive survey research design was adopted. The population of the study comprised 905 lecturers from 5 public tertiary institutions in Anambra State, while 200 lecturers representing 110 females and 90 males (22%) were drawn as the sample size using simple random technique. The instrument for data collection was a 23 item questionnaire validated by three experts, one from Educational Management and Policy Department and one expert from Measurement and Evaluation Unit in Educational Foundations Department, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Reliability of the instrument was determined using Cronbach Alpha which yielded co-efficient value of 0.78. Data obtained were analyzed through mean and t-test statistic at 0.05 level of significance. The findings indicate that lecturers in Anambra State public tertiary institutions have low extent of ICT literacy for they still operate on the emerging stage but their usage of some basic ICT device like phones and browsers was relatively high. Lack of training on ICT, inadequate ICT facilities and government support/provisions militate against ICT literacy and usage by lecturers in tertiary institutions. Gender has no significant effect on the extent of ICT literacy and usage by tertiary institution lecturers for quality education. Based on the findings, the study recommended inter alia that, ICT training and re-training of lecturers should be upheld by the administrators of tertiary institutions while government’s adequate provisions for ICT facilities is an imperative, to enhance lecturers productivity and efficiency.
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