ANALYSIS OF WORLD VISION INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN KENYA
Kitari, Jacob Wambasi
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This study investigated the analysis of world vision ICT project on academic performance of primary schools in Matete Sub-County. The study objectives were: to establish the difference in academic performance of public primary schools with ICT infrastructure and those without between 2008 and 2016; to compare the difference in academic performance of public primary schools using ICT in teaching and learning and those which do not; to determine the relationship between ICT technical support and academic performance of public primary schools and to establish the relationship between teachers‟ perception and the use of ICT in Public primary schools. Descriptive Survey design was used to collect data.The study adapted quantitative research methods. The study targeted World Vision ICT project schools and those that did not get the support for comparison purposes. Purposive and random sampling techniques were used to identify key respondents. Structured questionnaires were used to collect data from head teachers and teachers. Reliability of research instruments was established through test-retest technique whereby reliability coefficient score of 0.72 for the head teachers and 0.78 for the teachers‟ questionnaires were appropriate since these indices were above the minimum recommended value of 0.7. The research experts helped to clarify the contents of the test items in the questionnaires. Data collected were analyzed inferentially using Stata. Results for objective one t(10.1131)=3.0031, P=0.013, indicated a statistically significant correlation between ICT infrastructure and the performance of primary schools. Therefore, the researcher recommended that MOEST should develop more ICT infrastructure in public primary schools. Findings on objective two (s41a4, P=0.043; s424a4, P=0.015) showed that there was a statistically significant correlation between ICT use and performance of primary schools, hence, the researcher recommended improved digital content including the use of local languages for effective interaction. The findings on the determination of the correlation between ICT technical support and academic performance of public primary schools, revealed statistically significant correlation, P= 0.022. Therefore, the researcher recommended that the government should deploy artisans with ICT management skills in all primary schools to repair and maintain both soft and hard wares. The results on objective four indicated Pearson Chi2 (1) = 5.2800, Pr = 0.022, Cramer‟s V= -0.3830. These results were statistically significant. On the basis of these results, it was recommended that teacher characteristics should be considered while assigning them duties and responsibilities.
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