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E-Skill Information Acquisition Software: A Key to Poverty Alleviation Or Self Reliance

FN Onuoha, HC Inyiama, FC Eze, II Achi

Abstract


Unemployment is now eating deep into the Nigerian economy. This has greatly affected most of our youths. The Federal, State and Local Governments are making frantic effort towards
solving this chronic problem but the effort is not enough. The traditional method of transferring knowledge has not helped matters. This project is about developing an e-skill transfer using software. The software developed here has simplified skill acquisition. It has also made such effort more cost effective. and less expensive for people to learn new skills such as paint production. E-Skill Information Acquisition Software (ESA) can enhance speedy acquisition of skills by any interested learner. This project is achieved using Showcasing approach. Paint production has been chosen as a case study.. The same method
can be used in other following internationally accepted software engineering principles.. PHP and MYSQL were deployed as programming platform for the production of the software. The project integrates visual and audio aids for easy demonstration and comprehension. ESA is recommended to organizations such as the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) and other acquisition training centers to reduce the burden vocational
skill acquisition. The output of this research provides a key to enhanced skill acquisition towards self employment and self reliance.

Key Words: unemployment trauma, e-skill acquisition, NDE, self employment, self reliance



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