1.1 Background to the Study
As a new paradigm emerges, each paradigm shift has brought a set of all pervasive principles that becomes the new common sense basis for organizing every activity and for structuring any organization- be it government, business, entertainment or education. While developed countries are engaged in the shift from mass production to information technology paradigm, the economies of many less developed countries are pre industrial and based on agriculture (United Nations Education and Scientific Cultural Organization, 2011). Africa being a continent with lots of developing nations and large dependence on her human or natural resources (Marcellius, 2009), should wakeup to the fact that its human and natural resources are being eroded by the introduction of the new technologies. Nigeria as a nation therefore, needs to device new and profitable adjustment mechanism for integrating into the global system as was the case in the colonial period (Iheriohanma, 2011). The Economic Commission for Africa has also indicated that in a rapidly changing world, the ability to access and utilize information should not be seen as a luxury but a necessity for development (Adomi & Kpagban, 2010).