The Role of Print Media on Women Enrolment and Participation in Open and Distance Learning in Tanzania: A Case of Tabora Regional Centre of the Open University of Tanzania

Ndakama, Emmanuel S. B. (2013) The Role of Print Media on Women Enrolment and Participation in Open and Distance Learning in Tanzania: A Case of Tabora Regional Centre of the Open University of Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study examined the role of print media on enhancing women enrolment and participation in Open and Distance Learning. In particular, the study focused on the importance of print media in influencing women enrolment and participation in Tabora regional centre of the Open University of Tanzania. The study was exploratory in nature. Data collection tools included the Questionnaire and interview. Respondents were randomly selected from a population of women on-going and graduate students registered at Tabora regional centre of the Open University of Tanzania. The study had 35 respondents that included the Director of Tabora regional centre, 2 academic staff, 1 non-academic staff, 16 women continuing students and 15 graduate women students. The findings of the study revealed that the print media has an impact on women enrolment and participation in open and distance learning due to having more family responsibilities. In particular adequate print media would contribute to the completion of programmes in time. In addition the study revealed that print media are the most appropriate medium for rural learners who face limited access to internet, affordability, training, fear of technology and there are electricity challenges. The study recommends that the Open University of Tanzania while using ICT there is need also to prepare adequate and quality print media and distribute them to individual learners in time in order to promote women enrolment and participation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Institute of Continuing Education > Department of Professional Studies and Continuing Education
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2016 14:25
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2016 14:25
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/879

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