Problems and Challenges of Mobile Learning in Nigerian University System

  • David Jimoh KayodeEmail author
  • Afusat Titilayo Alabi
  • Abayomi Olumade Sofoluwe
  • Rhoda Olape Oduwaiye
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The issue of access to university education due to low capacity of the universities to accommodate the qualified students into the university system has become a great concern for parents and the governments. The introduction of mobile learning will be a welcome development to reduce poor student access to the university. However, there are issues and challenges that are likely to create a barrier toward a successful implementation of mobile learning in universities in Nigeria. This paper therefore explains the concept of mobile teaching and learning, features and benefits of mobile learning in the university system, as well as the issues and challenges toward a successful implementation of mobile teaching and learning in universities in Nigeria. Some recommendations were suggested on how such issues and challenges can be addressed which include the training of both the students and the academic staffs on the benefits of some of the networking like LinkedIn, Facebook, etc., to enhance teaching and learning in higher education.


Mobile learning (m-learning) Higher education Nigeria Mobile devices 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Jimoh Kayode
    • 1
    Email author
  • Afusat Titilayo Alabi
    • 1
  • Abayomi Olumade Sofoluwe
    • 1
  • Rhoda Olape Oduwaiye
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Educational Management, Faculty of EducationUniversity of IlorinIlorinNigeria

Section editors and affiliations

  • Kshama Pandey
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationMahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand UniversityBareillyIndia

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