Implementation of ICT in Secondary Education: A Case Study of District Ghotki, Sindh

Authors

  • Asif Ali Shah et al., Assistant Professor, Mehran University Institute of Science, Technology & Development (MUISTD), Jamshoro.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51239/nrjss.v0i0.42

Keywords:

ICT, Secondary Schools, mplementation, Students, Success.

Abstract

This research aims to investigate the initiatives of Federal and Provincial Governments concerning the implementation of Information and Communication technology (ICT) projects in Secondary Education. The main objective of this study is to investigate the actual implementation of ICT projects at secondary school level in Sindh province by selecting district Ghotki as a case study. While conducting research, it was observed that out of forty secondary schools in district Ghotki, only thirteen schools were selected for introduction of ICT by the Education Department. Initially, this research focused on identification of the current status of resources allocation pertinent to ICTs at each secondary school, later on, an attempt was made to identify the parameters responsible for successful and unsuccessful implementation of ICT projects in district Ghotki. The research findings determine that although, students enthusiasm and basic infrastructure are present, however, unavailability of electricity and absence of maintenance expenditure for ICT laboratories, appeared as key factors concerning the unsuccessful implementation of ICT projects in a secondary school of distinct Ghotki. This suggests that these two barriers have a strong impact on lowering students' interests in opting for computer science as a major subject for class IX and onwards. Finally, this study concludes with some recommendations to overcome these problems for successful implantation of ICT at secondary school system of Sindh province.

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Published

2016-12-30