|African Journals - An Evaluation of the Use of African-published Journals in African Universities Evaluating Impact - Education Research Paper No. 36 (DFID, 1999, 63 p.)|
|CHAPTER FIVE : RECOMMENDATIONS|
· provide Internet access in all universities, as it is now an essential means of identifying and acquiring journal articles.
· recognize that if ICT is to be used effectively by academic staff, access must be spread throughout the university, preferably at departmental and office level.
· provide training to academic staff in the use of ICT on an ongoing and one-to-one basis, so as to overcome the prevailing lack of know-how.
· initially provide ICT services free of charge at the user level, to encourage take-up.
· ensure that there are sufficient funds available on an annual basis for the maintenance of hardware, networks, online subscriptions, CD-ROM renewals, etc. ICT is only useful if connectivity is always there.