Strategies for Involving Communities in the Funding of Computer Education in Secondary Schools in Anambra State
This is a survey design which investigated the strategies for involving communities in the funding of computer education in secondary schools of Anambra state, Nigeria. Two research questions guided the study. A 30-items researcher developed questionnaire titled “Strategies for Involving Communities in Funding Computer Education SICFCE” was used for data collection. The findings revealed that the communities would be involved in funding computer facilities like Computer & its Accessories; Multimedia Television & projectors; Virtual Library; Internet Connectivity; Computer Laboratory etc. It was also revealed that the strategies to be used include: P. T. A. levies; Tasking the students to pay for computer equipments; Encouraging age grades and groups to embark on computer projects; Donations from philanthropists; Appealing communities to contribute towards computer projects; Organizing fund raising ceremonies; Alumni associations; Encouraging schools to embark on fund generating projects; Appealing communities to pay uniform tax rate; Organizing conferences and workshops in the communities on the need to fund computer projects. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that the government should initiate policies and provide incentives capable of enhancing community participation in funding computer education, etc.
Key words: Strategies, Funding, Computer Education, Community Involvement, Secondary School