ICTs and Indigenous Languages as Agents for the Actualization of Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria
Festus Olise, Department of Mass Communication, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria
IJICTE Volume 9, Number 2, ISSN 1550-1876 Publisher: IGI Global
This paper advocates for the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and indigenous languages for the actualization of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Nigeria because both tools are capable of transforming the rural and urban populace. It explores the MDGs so as to unravel the ways ICTs and indigenous languages can facilitate the speedy actualization of MDGs in Nigeria, a country with peculiar cultural heritage and with over 750 indigenous languages. It also analyzes some of the contending constraints confronting Nigeria from actualizing MDGs such as corruption, extreme poverty, lack of attention to indigenous languages, high cost of ICTs which are products of bad leadership. The effective use of Nigeria’s different indigenous languages and ICTs, it maintains, remains the most effective way towards educating Nigerians and achieving the MDGs in Nigeria come 2015.
Olise, F. (2013). ICTs and Indigenous Languages as Agents for the Actualization of Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria. International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 9(2), 79-87. IGI Global.