Factors Influencing the Use of Information and Communication Technology in Teaching and Learning Programs in Secondary Schools in Nyamira County
Currently the world has turned into digital age and hardly any aspect of human endeavor can be effectively carried on without Information communication technologies (ICTs) including education. ICT-supported education can promote the acquisition of the knowledge and skills that will empower students for lifelong learning. The study was carried out in secondary schools in Nyamira County which was guided by the following research objectives: to assess the ICT facilities and infrastructure; to determine the teacher’s ICT knowledge and skills in application of ICT; to establish how the schools get the ICT technical support in and to establish the school administrative practice that influences the use of ICT in teaching and learning in secondary schools. The findings of the study were of help to stakeholders in education to understand the factors that influence the use of ICT in the education system and make relevant decisions. The study was limited to access of information as some employees were reluctant to give information. Descriptive research design was adopted. Target population was 1134 teachers in Nyamira County. sample size was 113. A sample of 10% of target population was sufficient. Simple random sampling was adopted. Questionnaires were used to collect data. Data was analyzed using statistical package for social sciences. Data was presented using frequency tables.
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