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Field Detail
Theme Communication and Infrastructure
Code IT-1.8.1
Sub-theme Information Technology
Name Education - % of schools with internet access (ITU-ED5)
Definition Number of primary and secondary schools with internet connection (dial-up or broad-band)
Calculation/Formula Number of school with internet connection / Total number of schools x 100
Unit of Measure %
Limitations Does not address level or type of use or quality of connection
Purpose/Rationale Education are key sectors for use of ICTs to improve outcomes
Policy Linkages MDG - many development agencies note that MDGs cannot be met without use of ITCs
Preferred Data Sources Ministry of Telecommunications
Alternative_Data Sources Ministry of Education
Primary Data Collection System Survey - SPC contacting national ministries and agencies
Frequency of Data Collection Annual
SPC Responsibility - Data Management EDD
SPC Programme EDD
Numerator Number of school with internet connection
Denominator Total number of schools x 100
Factor x100
Unit %