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1.           ICT Governance

ICT governance can be defined as how decisions and responsibilities are made and directed to ensure the alignment of ICT programs with the goals of an organization and coherence with its culture [4, 5]. It consists of policies and rules whereby the current and future use of ICT is directed and controlled to support an organization and monitoring its use to carry out plans, including ICT use strategy and policies inside the organization. ICT governance helps to:

  • Align ICT with an organizational strategy to deliver cost reductions, to improve strategies for growth, and to encourage more responsible and accountable business management,
  • Harmonize organizational structure and ICT services for improved delivery of organizational goals,
  • Integrate technology and teaching-learning, research, community services, and administration for improved decision making,
  • Manage ICT risks and minimize the impact on service delivery,
  • Improve organizational and ICT performance through leveraging opportunities and innovation,
  • Improve budgetary control and return on investment, and
  • Improve the selection and use of new technologies to balance technological advancement against business priorities.

The purpose of ICT governance at the University of Gondar is to ensure that the acquisition, management, and use of ICT by the colleges, institutes, faculties, departments, and university staff members improve direct or indirect service delivery to the public, productivity and cost-efficiency of the colleges, institutes, faculties, and departments.

The purpose of ICT governance at the University of Gondar is to ensure that the acquisition, management, and use of ICT by the colleges, institutes, faculties, departments, and university staff members improve direct or indirect service delivery to the public, productivity and cost-efficiency of the colleges, institutes, faculties, and departments.

1.1 ICT Policy Governance Framework 

1.2. ICT Advisory Council