The ‘Pan-African Agenda on Pedagogical Integration of ICT’ project, which was instituted by the University of Montreal, and funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Canada, was to assist participating African countries to fully integrate ICT into teaching and learning through the frequent collection and analysis of data on ICT usage. The study was conducted by the Educational Research Network for West And Central Africa (ERNWACA), which is a regional network of highly trained African researchers and educational practitioners with a strong desire to close the gap between researchers, policy makers and implementers and make their expertise available for the development of national education systems.
ERNWACA members include several hundred researchers in fourteen countries, ten francophone and four Anglophone: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo. Five institutions which were representative of the nation’s pre-tertiary and tertiary educational system were purposively selected for the study; these are University of Education, Winneba, Obrachire Senior High Secondary-Technical, Asuasi Technical Institute, Ayirebi Junior High School and Tamale Senior High Secondary School. The choices of these research sites were based on the requirements of the project to get representative institutions across the educational system, and across geographic locations and consideration of proximity and access to the schools.
Authors: Prof. D. Kofi MEREKU, Dr. Issifu Yidana, Wisdom Harrison Kofi HORDZI; Isaac Tete-Mensah; Williams, J. B.