The purpose of this study is to inquire the impact of e-participation levels which influence the participants to participate in e-governance websites. We also explore the mediating effect of user trust during participation in e-governance websites. This research is based on questionnaires which are distributed among university student. Total 150 questionnaires were distributed among the students in faculty of social sciences in GCUF. The results of this study shows significant relation among the e-participation levels and intentions to participate in e-governance. Trust of people in e-governance websites also mediates this relation and significant impact. So, we can say that if greater the e participation, greater will be the intention to participate in e-governance. Governments need to assert the role of citizens in the decision making process. Such assertion is done through the e-participation process.
The use of e-Governance in administration is fast becoming an indispensable tool for the success and development of both public and private organisations. Universities across the globe were not left behind in this development. Its ability to incorporate ICT made it indispensable as it promotes transparency, accountability, simplicity, fastness, and accuracy in the administration of universities and all other organisations. This paper examines Nigerian universities position in this development, opportunities it needs to tap as a result, impending challenges that must be surmounted and the prospects of e-Governance towards the development of university institutions in Nigeria. The paper uses documentary analysis to arrive at conclusion that the introduction of electronic governance in Nigerian universities is highly recommended and necessary in the achievement of transparency, accountability, simplicity, accuracy and reduce corruption. However, the university authorities and the government of Nigeria must address its infrastructural defects such as instability in the power sector and poor manpower expertise as well as embarking on efficient and effective training of staff and students concerned. The paper concludes that there is a lot of hope on the potential of e-governance to transform Nigeria’s university administration.