The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has taken a significant step in advancing digital education by providing 1.8 million digital devices to federal government college students across all six geopolitical zones.
Additionally, over 2,600 youths have benefited from the Digital Jobs Creation for Youths (DJC-Y) program. Prof. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, emphasized the importance of harnessing the creativity and potential of Africa’s youth for sustainable development.
Through initiatives like Digital Job Creation for Youths, the Commission is actively working to enhance youth participation in digital entrepreneurship, education, and empowerment, contributing to economic growth and development in Nigeria.
The Coordinator of The African Youth Internet Governance Forum (AfYIGF) Multi-Stakeholder Advisory group, Lillian Nlawoga said the continent of Africa is home to a young and vibrant population, with an estimated 60 percent of its population being under the age of 25. She however showed her concerns that “despite this, the continent is still lagging behind in terms of internet access, with only 28% of the population having access to the internet.”
The continent still faces challenges in internet accessibility, with only 28% of the population having access, highlighting the need for continued efforts in expanding digital opportunities.