International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Information Technology | Kenya | Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017

The Factors Affecting Implementation of Information and Communication Technologies in Rural Secondary Schools in Kenya: The Case of Igembe District, Meru

Mwenda J. Gichuru [2]

Abstract: Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) in secondary schools entail the convergence of computers, telecommunication devices, Internet of things (IoT) and audio-visual systems. In this study, ICTs were used to mean the use of computer hardware, software, networking and the Internet and other media of communication such as television, radio, newspapers and mobile phones. The objective of the study was to establish the factors that affect the implementation of the ICTs in secondary schools. A census study was conducted at the 40 secondary schools in Igembe district. To collect data the researcher used a structured questionnaire that was personally administered to the respondents. Data was analysed using SPSS and MS-Excel and Friedmans test and factor analysis techniques were used. The factors that affect ICT adoption and implementation were categorized as, inadequate funding, unconducive ICT environment, improper ICT strategies and lack of supportive resources. The researcher identified one of the major factors hindering implementation of ICTs as lack of adequate funding.

Keywords: ICTs, Factors, Theories

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 1, January 2017,

Pages: 622 - 630

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