Information and communication technology adoption in the management of secondary schools in Kawempe division, Kampala Distrjct

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Kampala International University, College of Education Open and Distance Learning
This report is about a study that aimed at establishing the adoption of information and communication technology (ICT) in the management of secondary schools in Kawempe division, Kampala district. The study was guided by three objectives: examining the effect of ICT on the teachers' / headteachers' ability to coordinate school activities, the effect of ICT on the teachers' / headteachers' ability to plan school activities, and the effect of ICT on learning and student motivation in secondary schools in Kawempe Division, Kampala District. The study used descriptive research survey design in which both qualitative and quantitative methods were employed. The study involved sixty respondents; five headteachers, thirty teachers and twenty five students who were purposely selected using systematic random sampling.Data was collected mainly through the use of self-administered questionnaires and open ended interview guides. The questionnaires were filled by the teachers while the interview guides were administered to the students. Documentary review of the impact of ICT on the management of secondary schools was also done to supplement the primary data.The findings revealed that ICTs impact on the teachers' ability to plan and coordinate school activities and students' performance and confidence was enhanced as a result of application of ICT by the school administration. Many students reported that they felt more confidence in their abilities to handle the work they had to tackle. ICT helped with making work neater in communicating with parents at home and also getting information about troublesome topics that they did not understand in class. Others said that ICT improved the entertainment and sports/ games department. Many mentioned that they had access to digital satellite television facilities like Star times and DSTV digital televisions. It was concluded that ICT impacts significantly on the teachers' ability to coordinate and plan for school activities and also on learning and student motivation. The researcher recommends that government sets up budgetary allocation to have schools connected to the internet as this will improve on research and teaching I academic standards and that the public be sensitized about ICT applications and its importance in institutional management.
The research report submitted to the Institute of Open Education and Distance Learning of Kampala International University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of a Degree of Bachelor of Education of Kampala International University
Information, communication technology, Secondary schools, Kawempe division, Kampala