Perspectives on underutilisation of ICT in education in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya

Josephat O. Oroma, Sarah Kiden, Marianne W. Maghendha, Saitoti Ntiyani

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Abstract

Developing countries in Africa have experienced considerably high growth in education that is witnessed by high enrolments at all levels, and brought forth several critical challenges like limited learning space, insufficient learning materials, and inadequate human capacity, forcing governments to build more schools and encourage the private sector to invest in education at all levels because education is pivotal to growth in other sectors. To overcome these challenges and improve the quality of education, these governments enacted several policies that integrate information and communication technologies in the curriculums at all levels of education and encouraged institutions to embrace these technologies because they enhance the teaching and learning processes. However, in reality, the adoption, ICT integration and implementation of these policies is inadequate and hindered by numerous factors. This study therefore focuses on exploring and comparing these factors leading to the underuse of ICT in education in these three countries.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781905824397
Publication statusPublished - 29 May 2013
Event2013 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2013 - Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: 29 May 201331 May 2013

Publication series

Name2013 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2013

Conference

Conference2013 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2013
CountryKenya
CityNairobi
Period29/05/1331/05/13

Keywords

  • Challenges
  • Context
  • Countries
  • Developing
  • E-learning. Tanzania
  • East Africa
  • Education
  • Excuses
  • ICT
  • Uganda and Kenya
  • Utilisation

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    Oroma, J. O., Kiden, S., Maghendha, M. W., & Ntiyani, S. (2013). Perspectives on underutilisation of ICT in education in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. In 2013 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2013 [6701792] (2013 IST-Africa Conference and Exhibition, IST-Africa 2013). IEEE Computer Society.