Access to information technology (IT) is crucial for personal growth and economic development, yet a significant digital divide persists across Africa. This gap is characterized by disparities in infrastructure, socioeconomic status, and education. Infrastructure challenges, including limited electricity and internet connectivity in rural areas, hinder widespread IT education. Socioeconomic disparities widens the divide as many cannot afford technology and internet costs. Many rural communities in Africa barely have access to steady power supply and are therefore cut from accessing technology in any form. Educational inequalities, such as outdated curricular and a shortage of qualified IT educators, further widen the gap.

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