Impact of Higher Learning Institutions Expansion on the Adequacy of Network Infrastructure in Developing Countries: A Case of ICT Planning at the University of Dodoma

Salim, Ahmed (2016) Impact of Higher Learning Institutions Expansion on the Adequacy of Network Infrastructure in Developing Countries: A Case of ICT Planning at the University of Dodoma. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study was conducted at the University of Dodoma in 2014 with the aim of investigating the expansion of Higher learning institution and the adequacy of network infrastructure a case of ICT planning at the Dodoma University. A total of 183 respondents (156 students, 17 IT personnel and 10 planners from the whole university) were interviewed using a case study design. Observation and documentary review guides were used to obtain information that could not be obtained by use of self administered questionnaire and the interview guide. The results reveal that the expansion of university affect network infrastructure and the running costs of the ICT department. The study found out that the stated network infrastructure development objectives were not met as expected. This was mostly caused by the fact that most of the stakeholders were not aware on the whole process of infrustructure planning and university expansion. For instance most IT staffs were not fully invloved to play their part and give expartism on the ICT infrustructure planning results into skipping most of the required inputs from initial stage. On the process from initial infrustrure planning, there was a need to involve all the stakeholders, since most problems mentioned above were the results of some stakeholders being not invloved on planning, designing and decision making. On the other hand, the government should play its part by providing the required budget submitted to them from this higher learning institutions, increasing and maintaining this, will ratify the situation or condition and improve more.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 13:56
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 10:55
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1675

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