Ugochi Ukamaka Ugwu, Ugonna Kingsley Patrick, Charity Onyebuchi Eze, Ugonna Victor Okolichukwu


Our world has been largely influenced by technological advancement in the form of ICT. This improvement in communication is regarded as one of the space-shrinking technologies because it brought people from different parts of the world closer. This has led to the common mantra about the world becoming a global village. The implication is that with the emergence of information and communications technology (ICT), people who live millions of miles apart can interact as if they are face to face. One of such means of constant communication and interaction is the smartphone technology, which has become a common gadget in Nigeria, especially among the youths. The use of smartphone has helped to address the problem of ICT illiteracy created by inadequate ICT facilities. Today, millions of Nigerian youths can now send/receive mails, surf the net, upload/download files, edit documents, play music and watch movies, connect with family and friends over the net and engage in video conferencing from the comfort of their homes, offices or while in motion. All these services would not have been possible without the use of smartphone because many people do not have the resources to purchase computer and other needed ICT facilities. Therefore, this paper explores how smartphone technology can further improve basic ICT literacy among Nigerian youths.


ICT, ICT devices, ICT Literacy, Smartphone, Nigerian youths.

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