Smart Learning Environment: An Access to Quality University Education in Nigeria


  • Kolawole Francis Ogunbodede The University Library, University of Africa, Toru-Orua, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
  • Edwin Iroroeavwo Achugbue Department of Library and Information Science, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria



Smart Learning Environment, Smart Education, Access To Quality University Education, Nigeria


A well-liked method for enhancing access to quality university education in Nigeria is the Smart Learning Environment (SLE). Traditional classroom environments are no longer able to meet the needs of the expanding student body due to the rising demand for university education. Technology-assisted, individualized, and flexible scheduling are all features of SLE’s novel approach to education. The potential of SLE to offer Nigerian students a quality education is examined in this research, with an emphasis on the benefits, strategies, challenges, and probable solutions to the challenges. However, for the SLE deployment to be effective, ample infrastructure, sufficient training, and cooperation from all stakeholders are necessary. The paper suggests that SLE is an effective way to improve access to university education in Nigeria.


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How to Cite

Francis Ogunbodede, K., & Iroroeavwo Achugbue, E. (2023). Smart Learning Environment: An Access to Quality University Education in Nigeria. Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology, 13(2), 34–38.