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International Journal of Political Science and Development

Vol. 3(11), pp. 470477, December, 2015.  

DOI: 10.14662/IJPSD2015.059

ISSN: 2360-784X



Research Paper



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.

Corresponding author’s  E-mail:beetse.kwaghga@uam.edu.ng

2Department of Educational Foundations and General Studies, Federal University of Agriculture PMB 2373, Makurdi.



Accepted 9 December 2015



This study 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.

Key Worlds: Smart Card Reader (SCR), Credible 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






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