Status of Digital Literacy Programme in Public Primary Schools in Homa Bay County, Kenya

  • Ouma Omito Bomet University College
Keywords: Digital, Literacy, Laptop Computers, Integration
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The study assessed the readiness levels of public primary schools in Homa Bay County for the integration of digital teaching and learning. A population of 556 teachers in public primary schools that had already received Digital Literacy Programme (DLP) devices for teaching and learning were used whereby a sample size of 56 teachers was reached at. 12 teachers were also interviewed. A reliability coefficient of 0.962 was obtained. Interview questions that were unclear were either modified or removed. Content validity confirmed the appropriateness of the content and the research tools used during the study. Findings from observation checklists were analysed quantitatively by use of descriptive statistics. Data from interviews were transcribed, coded and grouped into major themes and then reported. The study found that majority of the sample schools (55.4%) had not started teaching using DLP. The study also showed that teachers who were practicing using the DLP devices were more proficient in computer use compared to those who either kept or feared using such devices for educational activities. The study concluded that the government’s initiative of digitalizing schools was a noble idea that needed to be embraced by all sectors of the economy.


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19 October, 2021
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Omito, O. (2021). Status of Digital Literacy Programme in Public Primary Schools in Homa Bay County, Kenya. East African Journal of Education Studies, 4(1), 37-47.