Building scenarios for the development and implementation of a computer based management information system for Kenyan secondary school.
Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
Dr. Adrie Visscher
This study was designed to establish the state of development. implementation and use Computer-based Management Information Systems in Kenyan secondary schools as a basis for the presentation of scenarios for development and implementation of a Computer-based Management Information System. With the rapid developments worldwide in use information technology in education, it was found necessary to assess the situation on use of computers in managing information in Kenyan secondary schools. Several approaches were used in the study that eventually formed the basis for the presentation of three scenarios. First, an empirical study was done to establish the current situation in use of Management Information Systems in Kenyan secondary schools. Secondly. Literature study was undertaken focusing on some countries in which computer use in information management has been implemented. Thirdly, an inventory of Management Information Systems used in schools in selected English speaking countries was made. Fourthly, an email questionnaire was administered to one Ministry of Education, Science and Technology official in Kenya to establish the Ministry's policies and plans concerning MIS. Three scenarios were hence presented as follows: one, use of general applications software as a short-term measure in management of information. Two, adaptation of' Management Information Systems from Republic of South Africa and/or Botswana to be used in Kenyan secondary schools. Three, a government initiated national project for the design, development and implementation of a Computer-based Management Information System. Finally, formative evaluation was carried out for the scenarios by involving three educational administrators in Kenya and a content expert.
Onguko Brown Bully Ndale. (2004). Building scenarios for the development and implementation of a computer based management information system for Kenyan secondary school. (Unpublished Masters Thesis). University of Twente: Netherlands.