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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Assessment Of The Availability And Utilization Of Icts For Teaching And Learning In Secondary Schools - Case Of A High School In Kwekwe, Zimbabwe.

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Sibanda Mavellas, Mapenduka Wellington, Furusa Samuel



ICTs, ICT availability, ICT utilization, factors hindering ICT utilization.



This paper looked at the availability of common educational Information communications Technologies (ICTs) in secondary schools, using a high school in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe as a case study. Such technologies include computers, radios, televisions, networks, wireless technologies, interactive boards, internet, email, eLearning applications, video conferencing and projectors, just to mention, but a few. It further assessed whether the available ICTs are being utilized by teachers and students, looking at such usage activities as preparation for lessons, lesson delivery, issuing of assignments, research and communications. The research further identified the factors that are hindering the ICT utilization in these schools, among them lack of power supply, insufficient resources, fear of technology, lack of interest, ICT skills deficiency, higher ICT cost and poor physical infrastructure. The findings were tabulated and analyzed. Recommendations were put forward on how to improve ICT availability and utilization at the school and schools in general for the betterment of teaching and learning. Conclusions were drawn from the findings.



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