ICTs and Makeshift Education

ICTs will provide the chance for makeshift education withinSub-Saharan Africa. Because “…only 3% of 18- to 25-year-olds are able to attendcollege” (125, 2005) some alternate form of education is necessary. An uneducatedcivilization, no matter what technologies they have at their disposal, willhave no means to improve. ICTs are an essential addition to African society asthey provide this form of education. It may not be structures as Universitiesare, or based from a curriculum, but ICTs such as mobile-phones with connectionto the internet will give valuable education to African’s who need it most.This then changes the way most uneducated African’s begin to think. They areable to innovate, and work harder; more efficient progress is made. The podcast exemplifies the use of ICTs in African society,and how it can drastically change their way of living. From farming, to entrepreneurship,they allow for opportunities never before seen. Education received from ICTs isthe first step towards these changes. By become integrated within the knowledgeneeded for specific, tailored improvements within a field, Sub-Saharan African’sare allowing themselves to be divided, and allocated into specific areas ofknowledge. This makeshift education is exactly what needs to occur ifSub-Saharan Africa is to experience a shift in culture caused by ICTs, andultimately an improvement in their already rising GDP.

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