Empowering Youth for Future Sustainable Development Through Integration of ICT Using Computer Education for Youth Capacity Building And Emancipation

MARTINS, Oludare G., AMUDA, Tajudeen Gbenga


Youth remains one of the greatest assets that any nation can possess. Potentially, they are the greatest investment for a society’s sustainable development and future. This is why it is globally and universally acknowledged that positive fundamental and meaningful changes across economic, political and cultural settings are usually engineered, fostered or shaped by the generation of youths in that society. Therefore, all culture, community and nation, whether macro or micro will allow a good percentage of her youths to be positively engaged to have her future viability and survival sustained. In Nigeria, youth empowerment has brought about a decrease in breakdown of law and order, low crime rate and intra-ethnic hostilities, increase in job creation and high productivity which have elicited national development. Youth empowerment is the most recent slogan in the mouth of contemporary global leaders and well-meaning stakeholders and citizens. Computer education is one of the main keys to economic development and improvements in human welfare. As global economic competition grows sharper, Computer education becomes an important source of competitive advantage. This paper examines empowering youth for a sustainable future through computer education.  It was concluded that youth empowerment is a panacea for sustainable future and national development. Areas of concern are integration of Computer education for youth capacity building and sustainable development. The paper recommended that youths should be geared towards developing human and material resources, process and technological skills through computer education. This will sustain them occupationally and equip them better for technical work and self-employment to build the nation and bring sustainable development.

Keywords: Sustainable Development, Using Computer Education, Youth Capacity Building

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/13-12-08

Publication date: April 30th 2022


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