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Year : 2022, Volume : 12, Issue : 2
First page : ( 167) Last page : ( 181)
Print ISSN : 2231-4105. Online ISSN : 2249-5223. Published online : 2022 December 29.
Article DOI : 10.30954/2231-4105.02.2022.4

Functional Status of ICT Tools and its Usage in Government Schools: A Rural-Urban Comparison in Telangana State, India

Vanam Mahesh*

Department of Social Work, Osmania University, Telangana State, India

*Corresponding author: vmaheshmsw@gmail.com

Online Published on 29 July, 2023.

Received:  14  ,  2022; :  29  November,  2022; Accepted:  04  December,  2022.


The application of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has been rapidly increasing in all the sectors including the education system. There is deliberate need of technology integration in school education for new emerging societies to facilitate significant learning needs for holistic development. The main objective of this paper is assessing the availability and functional Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools in government schools in rural and urban areas. This study has collected primary data from 72 government secondary schools in Warangal Rural and Urban districts of Telangana State. The data reveals that of the total sample schools 43 percent schools are not using computers and chi-square test results (p>0.05) shows that there is no significant difference between rural and urban schools. Also, regarding other functional ICT devices like projectors, K-YANs, printers, television, UPS it is found that there is no significant difference between the schools of rural and urban area. Overall, it is very disheartening to found that more than four-fifth (80 percent) schools had very poor performance in using ICT tools for teaching and learning.



Education, Facilities, Government schools, Rural, Technology, Urban.


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