ICT and Education: Enabling Two Rural Western Kenyan Schools to Exploit Information Technology

This study was undertaken to evaluate the implementation of ICT to support learning, teaching, school administration and use of E-communication between cooperating rural secondary schools in Western Kenya under the Rotary project, Forssa Rotary Club of Finland District 1410. Two rural schools were selected for the investigation. A case study research design was adopted, where interviews, observation and open-ended questionnaires including document analysis were used to collect qualitative data. The findings indicate that teachers, students and the school administrators were using computers to access educational resource material from the Internet, prepare and process examination results, manage, monitor and process financial reports, and communicate using email. There was also evidence that quality of teaching, learning and students’ level of interaction, reasoning, recall, synthesis and evaluation had improved tremendously and that school discipline and student sense of self-esteem and pride had significantly been enhanced.

John Boit
David Menjo
James Kimutai
© Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies, 2012