Information and Communication Technology and Youth Employment in Calabar Municipality, Cross River State, Nigeria

International Journal of Research and Innovation in Social Science (IJRISS) | Volume III, Issue II, February 2019 | ISSN 2454–6186

Information and Communication Technology and Youth Employment in Calabar Municipality, Cross River State, Nigeria

Angioha, P. Unim1,* & Ugal, B. Upeh2

1Graduate Students, Department of Sociology, University of Calabar, Nigeria,
2Department of Social Work, University of Calabar, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author

Abstract:-The issue of unemployment is not a new phenomenon in Nigeria. Thus, in recent years the rate has caused great concern not only to individuals but also to the general public as well as the policy makers. This study examine the effect information and communication technology have on youth employment in Calabar Municipality, Cross River state, Nigeria, in order to achieve the objective of this study, two specific objectives were raised for the study. To Examine the relationship between call center operator and youth employment in Calabar Municipality, Cross River State, Nigeria and to Assess if internet Café operator relates to youth employment in Calabar Municipality, Cross River State, Nigeria. The survey research design was adopted for the study. The study was carried out in Calabar Municipality. The population of the study is both male and female youths that reside in the study area. The study made use of two hundred (200) samples selected using the purposive sampling technique. The questionnaire was adopted as the main instrument for data collection. Data collected from the field was coded and analyzed hypothesis by hypothesis and Pearson product moment correlation coefficient was the statistical tool for data analysis. Out of the 200 administered questionnaires for this study, only 157 respondents returned questionnaire were properly filled without missing values and mutilation, therefore the said number was used for the data analysis. Result revealed that there is statistical considerable relationship between call center operator and youth employment in Calabar Municipality, Cross River State, Nigeria and Internet Café operator statistical considerable relate to youth employment in Calabar Municipality, Cross River State, Nigeria. The study recommends amongst others that both the state and federal Government should as a matter of urgency provide all necessary facilities for the training of youth in ICT management so as to provide job opportunities for the teaming unemployed youth Calabar Municipality.

Keyword: Information and communications technology, youth employment, call center operator, internet Café operator.

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