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Technical Education and Local Content Development: A Panacea for Bridging Global Digital Divide

Aduralere, Oluwagbohunmi Joseph (2015) Technical Education and Local Content Development: A Panacea for Bridging Global Digital Divide. In: 2nd Covenant University Conference on African Development Issues (CU-ICADI), 11th - 13th May, 2015, Africa Leadership Development Center, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria..

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The global digital divide is a concept linked not only to the issue of access to the internet, but also to the issue of content, platform development and usage benefit. The polarization of Information and Communications Technology's knowledge, design and production access between the developed countries and developing economies has resulted into a 'digital diametrical world'; one producing technology and the other consuming what it cannot produce. Again, The lack of cognitive skills and design access has turned Africa into a dumping ground for these new technologies while equally turning Africa's best brains to repairers rather than creators of new age technologies. This paper employs analytical research method to explain the concept of Local Content Development in Nigeria's fledgling telecommunications sector and examines the implications of non-availability of cognitive skills and know-how in the ICT sector, on national development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Global Digital Divide, Technical Education, Local Content Development, ICT and Nigeria
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2015 15:12
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2015 15:12

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