Although with the overwhelming impact of new technologies globally, numerous factors still account for the setbacks in bridging the digital divide in developing nations. Cameroon has for several years been trailing in the employment of ICTs to facilitate learning and teaching in schools. Nevertheless, a number of ICT projects have been implemented in secondary schools which have helped to reduce this digital gap amongst students. We report on one of the pioneer projects, the Computer and Internet Access Centres (CIAC) project, implemented by the Association for Development, Communication and Environment (ADCOME), a non-governmental organisation with headquarters in the South West Region of Cameroon. We begin by looking at its history, implementation, successes, challenges and possible solutions.
Nganji, J.T., Kwemain, R. and Taku, C. (2010). Closing the digital gap in Cameroonian secondary schools with the CIAC project. International Journal of Education and Development Using ICT (IJEDICT), Volume 6, Issue 2, pp.106-114 [Link to article] [Link to PDF]