Rapid Survey on Teachers’ Competencies on the use of ICT in Teaching in Zambia
The aim of the rapid survey was to determine the ICT competency levels of teachers at primary and secondary schools in Zambia in order to establish a starting point for a competency development in the use of ICT as a pedagogical tool in the COVID-19 era and beyond. The collected data was analysed using the thematic analysis.
The survey revealed that despite that fact that 48.9% of the sampled 850 teachers, used ICTs to research for preparation of lesson content, they did not actively incorporate it in their practice as a vehicle of delivery of subject content. In this respect, there is need to have them trained in the pedagogical use of ICTs so that there is effective use of the available infrastructure in schools for effective teaching. They also have to be trained on how to prepare interactive, digital lessons for self-paced learning, as well as on how to tutor online.