COMPUTER USAGE IN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING: CASE OF JKUAT

  • M. J. Wafula Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya Abstract
  • A. Kibe, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya
  • B. Kiula, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya
  • B. Mwirigi Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya
  • C. Wambugu Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya
Keywords: Enterprise resource planning, information and communication technology, computer usage policy, management information system

Abstract

Universities worldwide are impressing adoption of computers in their operation and delivery of services.
Enterprise Resource Planning systems (ERP) are among Management Information Systems (MIS) preferred for
adoption. The adoption ensures optimization of ICT resources. JKUAT has implemented Sage ACCPAC ERP and in
the process learnt lessons that can be shared. Through a survey conducted across the University, this paper sought
to examine the effectiveness and correctness of computer usage at JKUAT. The findings of the survey pointed to
the need of formulating a computer usage policy (CUP). The paper outlines the implications of operating without a
computer usage policy.

Published
2019-05-15