Gender Analysis of Access and Utilisation of Information and Communication Technologies in Ekiti state, Nigeria

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Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Abstract

There is disparity in access to Information and Communication Technologies between male and female especially in developing countries. This study did a gender analysis of access and use of ICTs in Ekiti state, Nigeria. Multistage sampling procedure was used to select 178 respondents. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics and t-test at α0.05. Radio (198.7), mobile phones (186.4) and television (182.9) were the mostly accessed ICT tools. More (30.7%) male had appreciable access to ICTs than (25.6%) female. Also, more (25.6%) male use ICTs appreciably than (23.9%) female and the pattern of ICT preferences (radio, television, and mobile phone) were the same among them. More (35.8%) female had substantial constraints to ICTs than (22.7%) male, and significantly different (t=-3.744) in constraints to ICTs access and use.

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