Journal of Political Science and Development
International Journal of Political Science and Development
Vol. 3(11), pp. 470–477, December, 2015.
The Analysis of the use of Smart Card Reader (SCR) and Credible Elections in Nigeria 2015
1Kwaghga Beetseh and 2Tarfa Akpoo
1Library Department, Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi, PMB 2373, Makurdi, Benue State-Nigeria.
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2Department of Educational Foundations and General Studies, Federal University of Agriculture PMB 2373, Makurdi.
Accepted 9 December 2015
provided the analysis of the use of smart card reader (SCR) and credible
elections in Nigeria 2015. The study was conducted in Makurdi Local
Government Area of Benue State. Four objectives were set to achieve and
1 hypothesis formulated. The population for the INEC included all the
207 INEC staff in Makurdi Local Government Area. The sample for the
study was 180 respondents. Data was collected with the use of
researcher’s constructed questionnaire. Data collected was analyzed
using descriptive statistics; arithmetic mean and standard. Inferential
statistics; chi-square was employed to test hypothesis. Findings for the
study revealed a significant Chi-square calculated (X-cal) of 2.71 and
the chi-square tabulated (X-tab) of 2.69 (p=2.71>2.69). This was an
indication that smart card reader has credibility on the conduct of the
2015 general elections in Nigeria. The study concluded that the
evolution of smart card reader technology marks the significant
development of electoral systems in many counties. It was recommended
that all Nigerians should accept the use smart card readers in the
conduct of elections at all levels. Both INEC and Adhoc staff should be
properly trained on the use of smart card readers to eliminate the
challenges experienced in the 2015 general elections.
Cite This Article As: Beetseh K and Akpoo T (2015). The Analysis of the use of Smart Card Reader (SCR) and Credible Elections in Nigeria 2015. Inter. J. Polit. Sci. Develop. 3(11): 470-477