AWARENESS OF CLOUD COMPUTING SERVICES BY NON-SCIENCE UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN ANAMBRA STATE
The study investigated awareness of cloud computing services by non-science undergraduate students in Anambra State. One research question and one hypothesis guided the study. Descriptive survey research design was adopted and the population comprised 3,608 students in
Federal, State and Private Universities in Anambra State. A sample size of 360 students was drawn using Taro Yamene model and multistage sampling procedure. An instrument titled: “Awareness of Cloud Computing Services Questionnaire (ACCSQ)” was used for the study. ACCSQ was validated by five experts. The reliability of ACCSQ was determined using Kuder-Richardson Formula 21 which yielded reliability index of .90. The instrument was administered to the respondents with the help of three research assistants who were lecturers in these universities
and briefed on the purpose of the study. Data obtained were analysed using frequency and percentage to answer the research question and hypothesis tested at .05 Alpha level using Chi-square. The findings of the study included that the Federal university undergraduate students in
Anambra State were aware of cloud computing services while those in State and Private Universities were not aware. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that University management should make students’ attendance to ICT orientation and awareness programmes compulsory activities in the school to serve as a means of creating awareness of cloud computing services and other ICT education.