The influence of information and communication technology(ICT) on the performance of teachers in public secondary schools.a case study of Nyeri county
Wanjohi, Timothy Gachara
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The' appearance of information and communication technology (lCT) in schools through provision of computer, infrastructure and connectivity is evidence of the global, social and technological changes that have contributed to the 'new times' in which we live in. For proper integration of ICT in teaching and learning, teachers have a central role to play. The 2151 century teacher has to be confident, digitally competent and have the necessary ICT didactic skills. In a nut shell, ICT is set to influence all spheres of the education sector. This project looks at the influence of ICT on the service delivery of secondary school teachers in public secondary schools in Nyeri County. The researcher used both quantitative and qualitative research approaches in the data collection and analysis processes. The research aimed at collecting opinions from teachers and principals, about influencing factors of leT on the service delivery of teachers in Nyeri County. Both primary and secondary data were sourced, with the primary data been collected using questionnaires, observation and face-to-face interview schedules, while secondary data was sourced from the internet, journals and other relevant books. Nyeri County has three thousand seven hundred and twenty six (3,726) secondary school teachers from two hundred and seven (207) public secondary schools. It is important to note that nine (9) of these schools were on record as having benefited from the Computer for Schools Kenya (CFSK) programme. The research shall therefore considered all the nine (9) schools because of the ICT infrastructure already in place plus a random sample of twelve (12) secondary schools from the region for the purpose of this study. This study sort to find out if a relationship between ICT use and improved service delivery by teachers in public secondary schools exists, further the study sort to confirm whether or not the use of ICT has "no benefits or has unclear benefits" as claimed by Empirica (2006). This study answers these concerns by among other things showing that a strong positive relationship of + 0.650479966 Person correlation coefficient, exists between those schools that have a high average mean score in the last three years and those that have a high number of computers at their disposal. This study may help teachers adopt ICT and integrate it in the teaching and learning process and better still, it may help in policy formulation and decision making in the education sector.