School Administrators and Teachers’ Adoption of ICT: Panacea for Effective Secondary School System in Uganda

YUSUF Suleiman, PhD & EDDIE Ivan Kaweela

Keywords: School Administrator, Teacher Adoption, ICT, Secondary School, Uganda


Secondary school education system is central to the human development of any nation and the advent of ICT elevates the notion. Numerous challenges hinder the integration of ICT to enhance administration and other deliverables at the secondary school level in Uganda. In view of the foregoing, therefore, this paper examines the ICT needs of school administrators, teachers and the learners in enhancing the educational system in Uganda. Stakeholders’ commitment and dedication to solving the identified challenges toward using ICT, will entrench and promote positive perception and behaviour among secondary school administrators and teachers in Uganda. ICT-enhanced learning brings the world into the classroom - employing the different types of learning approaches, improving the cognitive ability of students, hence concretizing and maximizing learning. The introduction of a framework and policies with measures put in place to monitor strict compliance of ICT integration in secondary schools is expected to have a positive influence on the quality of instruction delivered to students. It will also promote ICT literacy and competency among teachers and administrators. Important as well, the ICT framework and policies will address staff development schemes for both the teachers and school administrators in order to keep up with currency in the concept of Technology Integration. This paper further suggests and recommends a large-scale implementation of ICT integration in the Ugandan secondary school system such that students are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to favourably compete in this 21st century global market demands.