Nigeria Exchange
News
About Us Advertise NgEX.com News Business Addresses Nigeria Events Newspapers Newsletter More
Search Nigeria Sites & Businesses Search Tips


 
News General Sports Business Odd / Funny Tech Entertainment Articles Author Login Comments More Categories Author List
 
Number of articles: 2
The greatest asset to any nation is their youth, The present future and hope of a nation in her youth... (0) Comment


Email A Friend  |   Print
 
The Role of Youth in ICT Development
Author: AKINLEYE OLUSOJI GABRIEL | January 04, 2010



(Adapted from âZAMFARA KOFAâ vol. 17may, Edition 2008) The greatest asset to any nation is their youth, The present future and hope of a nation in her youth according to Erasmus the famous philosopher. The role of youth in ICT is a strategic one, though experience might not be on their side compared to the older ones but they are zealous, innovative, very agile, and have the gift of imagination. They are committed, adventous, and even a risk-taker, all these are qualities that form any society and place her in a right position. A recent survey carried out in Germany shows that in 20 years to come when the majority of the workers would have retired, finding a replacement will be very difficult for them. The acronym âICTâ means Information Communication and Technology. Information is defined as processed data, it can be voice, image, numeric, characters or code or any message that is readable and has meaning of to the destination user, whether human or machine. By communication we means sharing of information and technology is the systematic way ways of doing things for the use of mankind. There are lot of gains to enjoy for any developed ICT nation be it in terms of economy and social objective. We live in a computer age where every nation of the world wants to be heard or to be heard. It is absolutely true that the 60âs, 70âs, 80âs, were years of invention and the 90âs was re-engineering but 20th century is all about speed and velocity. The researchers says that in the next 20-25 years the most sought after commodity by in the whole world will not be crude oil but the ICT skilled person. Chirms ICT is in the hands of their youth and they have the fastest growing Gross Domestic Product in the world. It was in record that 60% of Indian earnings come from ICT. This has greatly improved the economy and the social well-being of her citizen. Who are those that are realm of these affairs? They are the Indian youths. Going by the international telecommunicating union (ITU) report, one of the top priorities of ICT world is discovering new technology in conjunction with existing one. It is only people of ideas and very creative mind that can do this and they are YOUTH. Software is a program that runs on computer and it is widely used in ICT world. The development of software is very crucial in developing new technologies. More than 85% of software developers are youths. Andy Robin (the robotic expert), who invented Andrind and Google search engine is a youth and is he also sitting down on top of a multimillion dollar company like Bill gate of Microsoft. For any nation to developed, the youth must be allowed to be part of those that formulate policy and ideas.

(0) Comment





Comments

NGEX welcomes and encourages reader comments. Permission to post reader comments is assumed, and we reserve the right to excerpt or edit for clarity any comments that are posted. We won't be able to publish all comments. And we can't vouch for the accuracy of posts from readers. Nickname or Name will be used to identify your post.
"The views and opinions expressed in these comment(s) or article(s) do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of NGEX, its partners or its affiliates."


 
follow NgEX on Facebook
 
Submit An Article
 
"Press Releases"    More »
IS THIS TRULY MUTINY?????????
Abiodun Idris | December 22, 2014
Greatest Nigeria students and masses of our dear country. I want to start this write up by saluting...
Submit A Press Release »
 
News / Comments   More »
Debts: What you should know as a Nigerian entrepreneur
February 25, 2016 | Gary Crenshaw | 1 posts
It is normal for businesses to owe money at the beginning of a business. That's what separates entrepreneur...  Post comment »
 
Article / Comments   More »
Ribadu Remains The Only Saint That Led Anti-Corruption EFCC
December 19, 2016 |  Lawrence | 1 posts
Interesting piece. Let's continue to speak out.  Post comment »
Nigeria: The 19 Northern Governors in the Eyes of the People
August 04, 2011 |  Chioma | 1 posts
This is nothing but the truth.  Post comment »
Why Biafra may be a bad idea
May 25, 2015 |  James Udo Kalu | 1 posts
Is this "coin" having only one side? How is the other side like? May we have a look!  Post comment »
 
 
Poll
 
Submit An Article
 
 
     
 
Copyright © 2005 -2013 NgEX. All rights reserved.