IMPORTANCE OF DIGITAL LITERACY FOR THE GIRL CHILD

The effects of the recent outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic were clear indications that the world is evolving and technology is gradually taking over the space. Most organizations were forced to begin remote working and now, it’s almost impossible to communicate, work or learn effectively without the help of technology.

This recent development has increased the need for persons with digital skills around the world.

A data by the Economist Intelligence Unit showed that men remain 21% more likely to be online than women, rising to 52% in the world’s least developed countries. This shows that there is a huge difference between boys and girls who have Internet access and use it effectively.

When women and girls have access to Internet, it gives them a better opportunity to expand their horizons by learning new things, starting and growing new businesses, running certified courses as well as imbibing new skills. Digital literacy is important to every girl for the following reasons:

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DIGITAL EVOLUTION

Almost all organizations have a certain percentage of their clientele online hence the increased demand for web and mobile app developers, graphic designers, digital sales agents etc. With the level of unemployment in Nigeria, you need a little ‘EXTRA’ ability to set you apart from the regular stuff. Having at least one of these skills offers you a higher opportunity than one with just the regular degree. When you are good at a skill, you will always be relevant.

IT ENHANCES PRODUCTIVITY

Having at least one digital skill helps you grow and promote your business in the digital space. You can even decide to be a freelancer and work at your convenience.

IT INCREASES YOUR CHANCE OF FINDING A WELL PAYING JOB

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 If you are looking to get a great job with a mouth watering offer then your best bet is acquiring digital skills. As long as you are good at what you do, you will always be sort after.

IT BRIDGES GENDER GAP

The gender gap in digital skills is a global problem, but if every girl can acquire at least one digital skill, we can succeed in bridging the gap.

As technology takes over, the need for more digital skilled individuals will be on a rise. So irrespective of your profession or position take up this opportunity, learn a digital skill now!

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