ICT in Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa
Policies, Practices, Trends, and Recommendations
The methodology employed was a systematic literature review approach. It began with a main research question: How can SSA governments best use technology to improve access to secondary education, improve learning, strengthen management of schools and the education system, and foster innovation?
The research team conducted an extensive literature review of (primarily) English, Portuguese, and French-language research on ICTs in education in sub-Saharan Africa. Researchers accessed available research on ICTs in sub-Saharan Africa at the secondary level, as well as “gray literature”— organizational and government reports, policy documents, and websites, culminating in a synthesis of available evidence.
As part of the literature review, researchers also interviewed 15 ICT in education specialists all of whom work in some capacity in sub-Saharan Africa.