The role of information technology in any environment is simple to
support the short and long term goals of the organization. In the academic
world it means supporting the institution’s mission, vision, and goals
articulated in its strategic plan. The final result of any
strategic plan is typically a set of high-level objectives that contain
specific goals with detailed timelines for their completion. This study was
carried out to ascertain the Nigerian experience in re-engineering university
education through strategic information management. To achieve this objective,
three research questions and one hypothesis were formulated, answered and
tested respectively. Survey research design was used and a structured
questionnaire was developed for data collection. A population of 330 information
managers in information system units in
federal universities in Nigeria was used for the study. The questionnaire was
face-validated by three
experts knowledgeable in strategic information
management. An internal consistency co-efficient of 0.88 was obtained by using
Cronbach alpha technique. Data collected from 322 of the respondents were
analyzed for the study. Mean and standard deviation were used in data analysis,
while ANOVA was used to test the hypothesis. The findings of the study revealed
vital processes in teaching/learning, research, and university administration
that despite the investments on information management in the universities, have not
been re-engineered through strategic information management to a great extent.
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