Communication Systems in Community Secondary Schools in Tanzania

Mwakyembe, Joyce Zakayo (2013) Communication Systems in Community Secondary Schools in Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study investigated communication systems existing in community secondary schools in terms of types of communication mechanisms, communication practices and communication problems in Kibaha district. The study was qualitative in nature employing triangulation methodological with use of both interviews and a questionnaire. A total of 91 respondents from eleven community secondary schools in Kibaha participated in this study. These respondents included 37 students, 45 teachers, and 9 head of schools. Out of 91 respondents a total of 41 respondents were interviewed. Findings indicated that there were problems in the existing communication systems in community secondary schools resulting from limitation in communication facilities coupled with funding shortfalls and that communication mechanisms used infringed students and teachers’ freedom of expression. It was also found that use of Information Technologies (IT) was lacking in community secondary schools. This hindered students’ and teachers’ access to varieties of information. The study recommended the increased funding of community secondary schools, enhanced communication between school boards, schools heads and community. The study further suggests improving availability of information and communication technologies in community secondary schools; such as Electronic Mail and Website for increased access to information and learning resources.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2015 15:09
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2015 15:09
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/523

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