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Greener Journal of  Educational Research Vol. 2 (1), pp. 013-019, January 2012

 ISSN: 2276-7789 © 2011 Greener Journals

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: GJER1202

 

Ict “Tools” for Poverty Eradication and Economic Growth in Nigeria

 

1Yekini N. A., 2Rufai M.M., 3Adetoba B.T., 4Akinwole A.K., 5Ojo O.

 

Department of Computer Technology, Yaba College of technology, Lagos, Nigeria.

 

2m_rufai@yahoo.com, 3tiwabj@yahoo.com, 4Agneskike2006@yahoo.com, 5Wajuola2001@yahoo.com

 

Corresponding Author’s Email: 1asafe2012 @ gmail.com


Abstract:

This paper uses “tools” to include the computer hardware, software, and connectivity that we lump together under the title Information and Communication Technology (ICT). ICTs facilitate the creation, storage, management and dissemination of information by electronic means. This definition includes radio, television, telephone, fax, computer and internet. Newspaper and other print media do not fall under that definition but are strongly influence by electronic means (online news). In recent time, the understanding of poverty has undergone significant changes. It’s no longer viewed as being restricted to material deprivation, but encompasses intangible aspects, such as lack of access to schooling or health care, vulnerability towards external events, or being excluded from decision making processes. This approaches to poverty is also reflected in the MDGs, which addresses the multiple and interrelated dimension of poverty and development. Poverty eradication in this study is looked at eradication of poverty in terms of facilitating empowerment, promoting opportunity and enhancing security. The paper then proposed how ICTs can be used to eradicate poverty and promote economic growth towards empowerment, opportunity and security.
 
Keywords: Empowerment, ICTs, Opportunity, Security.

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