The purpose of this study is to inquire the impact of e-participation levels which influence the participants to participate in e-governance websites. We also explore the mediating effect of user trust during participation in e-governance websites. This research is based on questionnaires which are distributed among university student. Total 150 questionnaires were distributed among the students in faculty of social sciences in GCUF. The results of this study shows significant relation among the e-participation levels and intentions to participate in e-governance. Trust of people in e-governance websites also mediates this relation and significant impact. So, we can say that if greater the e participation, greater will be the intention to participate in e-governance. Governments need to assert the role of citizens in the decision making process. Such assertion is done through the e-participation process.
The use of e-Governance in administration is fast becoming an indispensable tool for the success and development of both public and private organisations. Universities across the globe were not left behind in this development. Its ability to incorporate ICT made it indispensable as it promotes transparency, accountability, simplicity, fastness, and accuracy in the administration of universities and all other organisations. This paper examines Nigerian universities position in this development, opportunities it needs to tap as a result, impending challenges that must be surmounted and the prospects of e-Governance towards the development of university institutions in Nigeria. The paper uses documentary analysis to arrive at conclusion that the introduction of electronic governance in Nigerian universities is highly recommended and necessary in the achievement of transparency, accountability, simplicity, accuracy and reduce corruption. However, the university authorities and the government of Nigeria must address its infrastructural defects such as instability in the power sector and poor manpower expertise as well as embarking on efficient and effective training of staff and students concerned. The paper concludes that there is a lot of hope on the potential of e-governance to transform Nigeria’s university administration.
Using Porter’s Diamond to Determine the Condition of ICT in a Developing Country: A Study on Bangladesh (Published)
In this study, an attempt has been made to illustrate the circumstance of ICT in Bangladesh and that is basically descriptive in nature and mainly concentrates on secondary sources. ICT sector in Bangladesh has improved over the few years. The evolution to a more competitive environment has resulted in greater investment, more service providers, variety of innovative products, improve quality, lower cost and greater accessibility-all of which have a positive impact on the proliferation of ICT industry. The competition in telecommunication has increased and also the broadband penetration. E-Governance that can enhances the efficiency and effectiveness in the public sector and contributes to generate knowledge-base society. In the competitive world, there is pressure for e-Commerce, e-health, e-service, e-learning and e-transaction and this can make incessant advancement of ICT. Articulate and substantial policy and program promote ICT. Effective e-HRD program and R&D can enhance the innovativeness, efficiency and capabilities.