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THE USE AND EFFECTS OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) ON INFORMATION MANAGEMENT IN FEDERAL HIGH COURT, KADUNA

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Dec 27, 2019 No Comments ›› Sunday

ABSTRACT

 

The primary aim of this research is to access “The Use and Effects of Information and Communication (ICT) in Information Management in Federal High Court Kaduna. The research design adopted was the survey method using questionnaire as instrument for data collection. The population of the study comprised of the librarians, judges, lawyers and justice administrators in Federal High Court Kaduna totalling 180, but 69.44% of the population were the sample size representing 125 respondents. However, 125 questionnaires were administered to 125 respondents in which 7 were found missing and 3 found invalid. So the research used 115 valid questionnaires in the study. In the study, it was found that types of ICT facilities used to facilitate its information management such as computers, internet facilities, CDs/DVDs players, scanners and photocopiers; information resources available in the Federal High Court Library managed with the use of ICTs for efficient service delivery are textbooks, reference materials,  reports, and government publication; ICTs effectiveness in information recovery and services is moderate; and that ICT has effect in Federal High Court in the area of transparency, security of court document, easier and faster access to information, cost savings, space savings and quick dispensation of justice. Based on the findings recommendations were also given such as Acquisition of IT skills by Lawyers, Judges, Litigants, Court Officers (i.e. Clerks, Registrars) and other stakeholders must be made mandatory.

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