ayfThe African Youth Foundation Youth Awards Essay Competition on ICT and EDUCATION winners have emerged. The title of the essay competition for the AYF Youth Award 2005 was “ICT and Education“. The Youth Award, whose aim was for the young people to elicit and disseminate their views on the needs and benefits of ICT and Education in Africa, was started in 2004/2005 academic year. The 2005 essay competition attracted 171 papers/projects which were submitted by young people from different African countries and from the Diaspora.

Contributions ranged from how ICTs could help the young generation and their nations to create jobs and eradicate poverty thereby improving lives. Nigeria has the highest contribution of 24 entries while Central African Republic and Mauritius had one entry each. The grading focused on the quality of the titles, introductions, purposes, grammars, relevance, creativity, contents, pros & cons and conclusions of the papers/projects. The highest score was 91% and the lowest was 5%. A big congratulation goes to Zainab Olubukola Ajia who is the only Nigerian on the award list.

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