Literacy, Information and Communication Technology as Tools for Empowerment of Inmates

Tenibiaje Dele Joseph


APA 6th edition
Joseph, T.D. (2012). Literacy, Information and Communication Technology as Tools for Empowerment of Inmates. European Journal of Educational Research, 1(2), 117-126. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.1.2.117

Harvard
Joseph T.D. 2012 'Literacy, Information and Communication Technology as Tools for Empowerment of Inmates', European Journal of Educational Research , vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 117-126. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/eu-jer.1.2.117

Chicago 16th edition
Joseph, Tenibiaje Dele . "Literacy, Information and Communication Technology as Tools for Empowerment of Inmates". (2012)European Journal of Educational Research 1, no. 2(2012): 117-126. doi:10.12973/eu-jer.1.2.117

Abstract

The study investigated the present position of literacy, information and communication technology (ICT} in Prisons by examining the perception of inmates .The study adopted a descriptive survey using structured questionnaire and observation guides on a randomly and purposively drawn sample of 664 inmates out of a population of 47,628 inmates nationally. Frequency counts and percentage were used to analyze the data. The results indicated that in the 21 prisons studied in 12 Nigerian states, the literacy level was low; that inmates were inadequately rehabilitated and that the presence of information and communication technology was lacking. The findings have important implication for literacy development, information and communication technology programmes in Prisons for empowering inmates and reducing recidivism. This paper points to the need to retrace, redirect, restructure and refocus their services and activities on literacy, rehabilitation, information and communication technology so as to empower the inmates.

Keywords: Perception, literacy, information and communication technology, computer literacy, effectiveness, prison, inmates