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Digital Divide, Closing The Availability And Accessibility Gap Of Internet Computers In Rural Community Schools In Nigeria.

Digital divide is inequality in access, distribution and use of information, communication and technologies between two or more populations.

Digital divide may also be viewed as a gap that exists between those who have access to computers and the internet and those that do not have access. The United Nations posits that though digital divide is mainly a result of income gap, Government, Institutions and individuals must do everything possible to bridge the divide as ICTs are important factors of sustainable human development. Consequently, Agustin & Clavero proposed a concept known as digital inclusion which goes beyond the quantitative and technological aspects of the concept of digital divide. As Nigeria struggle with high digital illiteracy level, those in rural communities have been mostly affected. Digital illiteracy in rural Nigeria is higher compare to urban dwellers. The availability and accessibility gap of internet computers in the rural communities in Nigeria is widening and Akanu Ngwa Community is not exempted. @#RuralCommunityActionNetwork we will continue to contribute the little we can to close this gap.

Our aim is to close the gap of Availability and Accessibility of Internet Computers in Nigerian Rural Communities, and Akanu Ngwa Community is not exempted. With already widen digital gap, we know addressing digital divide in Nigeria requires consistent effort. Effort from Government at all levels and effort from NGO’S and individuals. #RuralCommunityActionNetwork have created #ICT Resort Development and Management Services in Akanu Ngwa Community. In line with the campaign for digital inclusion, we have reach partnership agreement with Akanu Ngwa Community High School to teach JSS1 to SS3 The Basic Use of Computers Applications free of charge. Both theory and practical. Today we had our first official introductory class, and it was awesome.

By Okezie Adindu

Social commentator, rural community/environmental activist. Farmer and pro-Marxist writer, passionately organizing for working class unity.

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