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ICTs and higher education in Africa

Ngugi, Catherine; Irungu, Nancy; Muwonge, Benon; Langa, Patricio Vitorino; Pederson, Jakob; Butcher, Neil; Hoosen, Sarah; Moll, Ian; Adam, Fatima; Backhouse, Judy; Mhlanga, Ephraim

This report reviews existing national and international policies with regard to the use of ICT to enhance teaching and learning within institutions of tertiary education.  Common areas of strength and weakness with reference to educational technology readiness in the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa (PHEA) countries are explored. These countries are Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.  The authors outline the challenges to the deployment of ICT in tertiary education within the PHEA areas. Finally, lessons learned and possibilities for collaboration are highlighted.       

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Document Title: ICTs and higher education in Africa
Project Title: Status reports on information and communication technologies (ICTs) in higher education in eight African countries
Institution: Centre of Educational Technology
City and Country: University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa
Contributor: Laura Czerniewicz (commissioning editor)

Document Type:Research Report (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Teaching and Learning
Keywords:Information & Communication Technology ICT, Higher Education, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Policy, Infrastructure

File Size:2.96 MB
Rights:Permission to use this paper was granted by the Centre for Educational Technology (CET), UCT.
Date Added:04 March 2008

ICTs and higher education in Africa. (2007). Centre for Educational Technology (CET), University of Cape Town, South Africa