“Information is a form of power.” - Anonymous
The internet is a widely used tool in our lives today. However the lack of broadband, and in some places the lack of internet itself, has been a huge handicap for African countries. Without access to the “Information Highway”, it can be argued; countries in Africa are rendered incapable of reaping the benefits that partner this “digital information”. As a subsequence, in Africa, there is an average of 1:350 people who have internet access compared to the 1:15 people in the rest of the world (www.statistics.com). This has had, it can be said, a substantial effect on the education systems of developing countries.
Lack of quantity along with quality of technology.
Another issue affecting Africa is that we are the least developed continent in terms of our infrastructure. On average, up to a hundred people will be sharing one main telephone line. This is probably due to the fact that Africa only has 2% of the world’s main lines. It is due to this problem that Africa has to deal with low bandwidth and expensive telephone call charges.