The Potential Role of Information and Communication Technologies in improving Education quality in Sub-Saharan Africa

Abah Bidias Alain Stève, Liu Hongwu (刘鸿武)
2022 Zenodo  
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is one of the least developed regions in the world. In an attempt to catch up in the long term, those countries need to rely upon several factors simultaneously. Factors among which economy, governance and education occupy the first places. Concerning education, the situation remains worrying and most SSA countries are still far from achieving quality education, which is a prerequisite for the developmental goals targeted by most of these countries by 2050. In this
more » ... entary research, authors analyze the major problems faced by the education sector in SSA. The analysis has revealed that the education sector in SSA is disrupted by critical issues including the inactive education system, the limited access to education, the inadequate educational infrastructure, the problem of teachers training, the mismatch between training and employment, the low household income, the political instability and insecurity. They therefore posit the harmonious integration of ICT as having a crucial role to play for the effective improvement of quality education worldwide. ICT integration has become an asset to improving education and achieving sustainable development. Several countries have implemented ICT and gradually integrated new technologies in curricula, pedagogy, equipment and training. Authors conclude the analysis by recommending political and educational leaders in SSA countries to invest more energy and resources in the effective integration of ICT into education systems. This does necessarily involve a critical analysis of education problems and problems of integrating technologies into education. Analysis which must absolutely lead to the implementation of strategies for resolving these problems in the medium and long term.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6480720 fatcat:ni2q63qehrhebhxweye5zjz4xy