The purpose of the study was to investigate the application of ICTs and its relationship with the improvement of teaching and learning in selected secondary schools in Mumbwa District. A sample comprising of 58 participants (12 ICT teachers and 46 non ICT teachers) was drawn from six secondary schools in Mumbwa District. The study was qualitative and quantitative and used a case study design. Information was obtained from participants using questionnaires and focus group discussion guides.
In order to achieve the study objectives, focus group discussions were used to establish the types of ICTs in schools and also ascertain whether the application of ICTs in schools can help prepare learners to be self – reliant after school. Focus group discussions were also used to establish whether the use of ICTs can improve the performance of school going children. Questionnaires were used to establish the types of ICTs found in the schools and also find out whether the application of ICTs can prepare learners to be self-reliant after school.
The study revealed that computers, laptops, internet and printers were some of the ICTs used in schools. The study also revealed that the use of ICTs can help transform the learning into one that is learner centred. It was also revealed that the Application of ICTs can prepare learners to be self- reliant after school. The study recommends that schools with the help of the Ministry of Education should buy many types of ICTs to meet the demands of learners and thus improving the performance of learners.