Influence of ICT integration on academic performance in public secondary schools in Kenya. A case of Makueni County
Mwiluli, Peter M
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This research study was centered on finding out the influence of ICT integration on academic performance of secondary schools in Kenya; A case study of Makueni County. The study was based on the following research objectives.To examine how ICT integration in administration management influences academic performance of public secondary schools in Makueni County.To assess how the use of ICT integration in teaching influences the academic performance in public secondary schools in Makueni County.To establish how ICT integration in examination management influences the academic performance in public secondary schools in Makueni County. To establish how e- learning influences the academic performance in public secondary schools in Makueni County. The study adopted a descriptive research design in collecting data from the respondents. The target population was comprised of an aggregate of individuals with similar characteristics and with respect to a particular area of the study. This target population was therefore constituted of all public secondary schools in Makueni county totaling 379.The teachers were 3158. The data collection instrument for the research study was questionnaires. The research study used descriptive data analysis method. This was because the designed used was descriptive. Data was analyzed quantitatively using the statistical package for social scientist (SPSS).Quantitative data was analyzed using descriptive statistics calculated as proportions, frequency and percentages. Pearson correlation coefficient was used to determine the relationship between the study variables. Data was then presented in a tabular summarized form. The study revealed that there was a strong, positive and significant correlation between ICT and its Integration in School Administration and academic performance of public secondary schools (r = 0.806, p value=0. 029),ICT Integration in Teaching and academic performance of public secondary schools (r=0.603, p value=0.016),ICT Integration in Examination Management and academic performance of public secondary school (r=0. 606, p value=0.028) and e-Learning and academic performance of public secondary schools(r=0.881, p value=0.006). The study concluded that ICT integration in administration positively and significantly influences academic performance of public secondary schools in Makueni County. Computers, photocopiers were highly available and ICT is used to some extent in preparation and maintenance of staff meetings records, accounting, maintenance of teachers‟ performance records, personnel management records and student‟s admission records.Also ICT integration in teaching positively and significantly influences the academic performance in public secondary schools in Makueni County.ICT improved the presentation of material in lessons, enhanced understanding during lesson presentation,made teaching more interesting for learners,positively changed the relationship between the students and gave them confidence when teaching.ICT also made preparation of lessons to be easy and faster.In examination management and e-learning ICT influenced the academic performance in public secondary schools in Makueni County significantly. The study recommended that secondary schools should invest more in computers and related technology as means of not only solving accessibility problem but improving on the presence of the facilities especially computers in the classroom and computer lab. More infrastructures: printers, computers, projectors should be put in place for more practice and utilization.
CitationDegree of Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management
University of Nairobi
- Faculty of Education (FEd)