Achievements, Challenges and Prospects in Implementing Information and Communication Technology Expansion Program: The Case of Selected Preparatory Schools in Addis Ababa

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Addis Ababa Univerisity


The aim of the study was to assess the current status of ICT program in education specifically in preparatory schools. In order to fulfill this, descriptive survey method was employed to identify the perceptions and stands of the teachers and students towards the implementation and advantages of ICT for the teaching-learning process so as to impart quality education. To this end, data were gathered through questionnaires, interviews, observation and documents. For analysis, mean scores and percentages were used to see the perceptions and attitudes of the respondents. And also, data collected through interviews, observation and documents were analyzed in relation with the results of the questionnaires. The findings of the study revealed that most of the respondents had a positive perception on the values of ICT use in education to improve the quality of education in terms of accessing qualified teachers, getting teaching materials that were not accessed other wise and information needed for their subject matter, promoting student-center method of education and community participation, and improve the knowledge and skills of teachers and students even for future career. However, most of the respondents agreed that the implementations of ICT in the schools faced a lot of problems such as inadequate supply of ICT equipment such as computers, plasma television display and their necessary accessories and scarce skilled personnel and insufficient ICT rooms, electric disconnection, network problem, with a heavy background of unfriendliness to technology and little involvements of stakeholders. Due to these findings, it is strongly recommended that the ICTECWP structured under the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the stakeholders should work hard to solve those challenges of the schools in order to implement the ICT program effectively and improve the quality of education given in the country



Communication Technology Expansion Program