An evaluation of information systems students internship programs in Nigeria: A capability perspective

DASUKI, Salihu, QUAYE, Ago MacGranaky and ABUBAKAR, Naima Hafiz (2017). An evaluation of information systems students internship programs in Nigeria: A capability perspective. The Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 83 (1), 1-19.

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Abstract

Most published research on Information Systems (IS) education in developing countries have focused on curriculum design, transfer and implementation issues. Research focusing on the evaluation of these programs and concrete analysis in terms of their long-term developmental impact have been limited. In this paper, Amartya Sen's capability approach served as a theoretical lens for assessing the effectiveness of internship programs for IS students and their contributions to human development. We use the key elements of the capability approach to focus on the developmental impact. We based our evaluation on IS students industrial work scheme in Nigeria. Our analysis shows that, even though the scheme has been designed to further the development of student, the lack of conversion factors makes the program contextually problematic. The study concludes with some recommendations for policy makers advancing an agenda for the improvement of IS education and internships programs for students in tertiary institutions.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Departments: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Department of Computing
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1002/j.1681-4835.2017.tb00614.x
Depositing User: Salihu Dasuki
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2018 14:31
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2018 08:00
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/18657

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