Management Information Systems and its Impact on Productivity in Higher Education: A Case of Colleges of Education in Ghana


  • Benjamin Baiden Department of Mathematics and ICT, P.O.Box 15, St. Joseph’s College of Education, Bechem, Ghana
  • John Nimako-Kodua Department of Mathematics and ICT, P.O.Box 15, St. Joseph’s College of Education, Bechem, Ghana
  • Victor King Anyanful Department of Mathematics and ICT, P.O.Box 176, OLA College of Education, Cape Coast, Ghana
  • Daniel Oppong Department of Information and Communications Technology, P.O.Box 32, Akrokkeri College of Education, Akrokerri, Ghana


Management Information Systems, Educational management, Information and Communications Technology, Higher education, Colleges of Education.


The use of information technology in educational management has swiftly increased due to its efficiency and effectiveness. In the initial stages of its development, management information systems’ (MIS) main purpose was to improve the efficiency of school, office activities. Overall review of literature highlighted positive impact of MIS on school administration and management including better accessibility to information, more efficient administration, higher utilization of school resources, reduction in workload, better time management, and improvement in the quality of reports. In spite of all the successes chalked in the development of educational management; most educational institutions are confronted with numerous challenges especially in the area of Information and Communications Technology. A study into the Management Information Systems and its impact on productivity in higher educational institutions was undertaken among others to examine the relevance of MIS in improving educational management, assess ways MIS could improve capacities in data processing, storage, analysis and the timely supply of educational information to management and administrators to enhance quick and efficient decision making. Stratified and purposive sampling techniques were the main sampling techniques employed. Questionnaire and observational schedule were used to gather relevant data. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS version 25) was used to analyze the data. The study revealed that cost, lack of competent Information Technology staff to operate the system, lack of computer systems and accessories and inferiority complex (technology phobia) were the major constraints militating against the implementation of MIS in the understudy institutions. Recommendations together with suggestions for further studies were therefore made to arrest the challenges unearthed.


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Baiden, B., Nimako-Kodua, J., King Anyanful, V., & Oppong, D. (2022). Management Information Systems and its Impact on Productivity in Higher Education: A Case of Colleges of Education in Ghana. International Journal of Computer (IJC), 45(1), 136–150. Retrieved from