Access to and use of ICT among secondary school staff in Dar es Salam and Coast regions

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University of Dar es Salaam
The main objective of this study was to determine factors influencing access to and use of ICT among secondary school staff. A total of 126 staff from 50 private and public secondary schools located in Dar es Salaam and Coast regions were involved in the study. Data were collected using questionnaire and analyzed using SPSS. Specifically cross tabulation, frequencies and descriptive analysis were used to analyse the data. Findings show that majority of schools had the necessary hardware and software but there were insufficient data projectors and internet connections. Most of the computing devices were shared among staff. Private schools were better compared to public schools in all aspects of ICT access and use. Furthermore findings show that teaching staff attached very poor weight on the importance of ICT in teaching and learning. Though, there are many challenges that hinder adoption and use of ICT among school, poor management support, coupled with lack of funds and requisite skills and knowledge hinder smooth use of ICT among schools. The study concludes that management should take a step to overcome the problems hindering ICT use among schools Finding these initiatives is inevitable if ICT has to derive the economic growth.
Available in print form, EAF collection, Dr. Wilbert Chagula Library, class mark (THS EAF LB1028.5.D36 )
Information technology, Computer assisted instruction, Secondary schools, Dar es Salaam region, Coast Region, Tanzania
Daniel, A ( 2013 ) Access to and use of ICT among secondary school staff in Dar es Salam and Coast regions, Masters dissertation, University of Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam.