Universities are using ICT in managing students’ admission and records, tests/examination results and transcripts, managing human and financial resources and management of various assets. The highest impact of ICT on university governance can be felt in this area of administration when Institutions will start using more ICTs for better planning, setting standards, effecting change and monitoring results of core functions of the University. Many ICT applications such as HRM should be directed at improving the quality and capacity of management information systems to support strategic decision-making and policy implementation, stimulate and facilitate free flow of information through the university and to respond to the needs and demands of students for better and increased access to university services and information through the web.
Consultations and accountability can easily be facilitated by online discussion forums and mailing/sms lists with staff and students. Extensive use of the Intranet will enhance the
Collegiality feeling by giving access to minutes/records of decision making organs to all staff affected by those decisions; and at the same time allowing senior managers to have access to
background information and the thinking behind issues they are requested to make a decision on.
Various Management Information Systems are deployed in BDU; HRM inorder to facilitate the human resource management System, Store Management System inorder to manage the universities resource properly and Procurement Management System to facilitate the purchasing processes. The key challenge however is to integrate these systems and enhance their capacity to support strategic decision making. BDU has intended to develop ERP inorder to integrate these systems and the data they captured.