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ICT in education policy in Rwanda: current situation, challenges and prospects

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.20-6-2017.2270006,
        author={Innocent Twagilimana and Sirkku Mannikko-Barbutiu},
        title={ICT in education policy in Rwanda: current situation, challenges and prospects},
        proceedings={EAI International Conference for Research, Innovation and Development for Africa},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ACRID},
        year={2018},
        month={4},
        keywords={ict policy technology in education innovative ict projects rwanda},
        doi={10.4108/eai.20-6-2017.2270006}
    }
    
  • Innocent Twagilimana
    Sirkku Mannikko-Barbutiu
    Year: 2018
    ICT in education policy in Rwanda: current situation, challenges and prospects
    ACRID
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.20-6-2017.2270006
Innocent Twagilimana1,*, Sirkku Mannikko-Barbutiu2
  • 1: University of Rwanda
  • 2: University of Stockholm, DSV
*Contact email: twagilin@yahoo.fr

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to critically examine the policies of ICT in education in Rwanda in order to appreciate to what extent the intended policy goals and related operational plans are likely to lead to the expected results. The study draws on a number of policy documents and refers to a set of theoretical considerations to examine not only the status of the concerned policies but also the relevance of corollary operational plans. The analysis shows that clear and relevant policy goals and visions have been laid out, that they are accompanied with coherent strategies and plans but that the expected integration of ICT to support learning is yet to meet appropriate requirements. It is concluded that a shift in the typical design of the operational plans related to ICT is essential if a policy implementation that supports social and economic development is to be realised.