Utilization of Information Communication Technology (Ict) in the Selected Secondary Schools a Case of Buikwe District - Uganda
Author: Godfrey Tenywa Angel
Supervisor: Sheba Nyakaisiki
The study focused on the Utilization of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the selected secondary schools; a case of Buikwe District Ė Uganda. The study objectively thought to; identify the level of ICT usage in the teaching/learning programs in selected secondary schools, to establish the various factors hindering the effective utilization of ICTs in education programmes in selected secondary schools, to suggest possible remedies to the challenges which hinder ICT utilization in the selected secondary schools. The study adopted a case study research design which complimented the objective and research problem in that it provides descriptive accounts of the role of Information Communication Technology(ICT) the learning/teaching, yet can also be used in an intellectually rigorous manner to achieve experimental isolation of one or more selected schools within Buikwe District. A sample of 228 respondents was selected. Using, purposive sampling and simple random data was analyzed using the computer software called SPSS to generate tables and graphs. The findings of the study were that it was discovered that students and the teachers had some skills and competence in using computers in learning or instructional environments, Lack of confidence or know-how on how to handle the different ICTs equipments would make both students and teachers shun ICTs in training or learning and there should be developing the policies and plans for diffusion of ICTs in learning and teaching, students should be encouraged to participate in ICT practicalís in the same way respondents also strongly agreed that students should be encouraged to participate in ICT practical. The study concluded that the demand for higher education in developing countries is surpassing the physical resources and time that are at the disposal of higher education schools that are in these developing countries. The study recommends that Policy makers, providers of professional development programs for principals and for system level decision makers to support mechanism and strategies to assist Head teacher and secondary school owners, It is also imperative that the Ministry of Education comes up with policies that will guide the use of ICT in schools and there is need for the Ministry of Education to develop an ICT policy to streamline this important area of learning.