MDC5303  ICT POLICY  KCA Past Paper

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2018/2019
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE IN
DATA COMMUNICATIONS/MASTER OF SCIENCE INFORMATION
SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT/MASTER OF SCIENCE DATA ANALYTICS
MDC5303 ICT POLICY
DATE: DECEMBER, 2018 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question One & ANY OTHER TWO questions.

QUESTION ONE (20 MARKS) – (COMPULSORY)
a) Outline the positive aspects of ICT on health. What can be done to ameliorate the negative
impacts of ICT in YOUR workplace? (6 Marks)
b) There are two major concerns that many ICT policies will focus on: Economic issues and
social issues. Identify THREE economic issues and describe why any nation should be
concerned about them. (8 Marks)
c) In your own words, write a short essay describing why it is difficult to measure the
impacts of ICT on society. (6 Marks)
QUESTION TWO (15 MARKS)
a) Describe TWO areas that you would include in your organization’s ICT policy to regulate
issues of employment. (6 Marks)
b) Identify and describe ONE element that you would include in your organization’s ICT policy
to improve access to modern ICT. (4 Marks)
c) Concern that software and information products can be copied for free, rather than be paid for,
has given rise to pressures for legislation to protect intellectual property. In the context of data
communications, highlight how the CIO can go about protecting his institution. Outline concepts
that you would include in an acceptable usage policy that addresses this area.
(6 Marks)
QUESTION THREE (15 MARKS)
a) In general, reform of the telecommunications sector, that is, privatization and/ or liberalization
accompanied by regulation, may serve a number of different objectives. Identify and outline and
such 5 objectives that a government may pursue (10 Marks)
b) Identify and discuss THREE objectives of ICT policy (6 Marks)
QUESTION FOUR (15 MARKS)
a) Differentiate between Universal service and universal access (3 Marks)
b) Identify and discuss SIX measures that Kenya as country has taken to reduce the digital
divide.
Base your answer on your understanding of the Kenyan ICT policy and master plan.
(12 Marks)

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