Causes and Consequences of Digital Divide

Length: 10 minutesAuthor: kingsley

<p class="has-vivid-cyan-blue-color has-text-color"><strong>Causes of Digital Divide</strong></p> The following are some factors responsible for the digital divide phenomenon: <ol><li>Low income: There are far more people in the developed countries who live in high income households than in developing countries. In developing countries like Nigeria, more than half of the population are low-income earners who fight for survival and see things like phones, computer, internet access etc. as luxuries.</li><li><strong>Low educational attainment: </strong>Developing countries are lagging behind their developed counterparts in the provision and acquisition of quality education for citizenry. This is a significant challenge because without formal education, combined with ICT skills, one may not be able to effectively use most ICT tools.</li><li><strong>Lack of adequate infrastructure: <div class="sign-up-notice-after-excerpt-two" style="background-color:powderblue;"> You are viewing an excerpt of this lesson. Subscribing to the subject will give you access to the following: <ul> <li>The complete lesson note and evaluation questions for this topic</li> <li>The complete lessons for the subject and class (First Term, Second Term & Third Term)</li> <li>Media-rich, interactive and gamified content</li> <li>End-of-lesson objective questions with detailed explanations to force mastery of content</li> <li>Simulated termly preparatory exams</li> <li>Discussion boards on all lessons and subjects</li> <li>Guaranteed learning</li> <li>Win great prizes for topping the <a href="">Primacy Ebooks</a></li> </ul> </div> <div class="sensei-message info"></div>

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