ANAECHE, K.C (2018) YOUTHS IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY: FACTS, CHALLENGES AND SUCCESSES. In: Youth Forum, 2nd January 2018, Eluama Umume Autonomous Community.

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The word youth is a controversial word, and hence has received controversial and diverse definitions from different authorities and bodies. For instance, Wikipedia defined youth as the time of life when one is young, and often means the time between childhood and adulthood. It is also defined as “the appearance, freshness, vigour, spirit, etc., characteristic of one who is young”. For statistical consistency across regions, UN (United Nation) defines youth as those persons between the ages of 15 and 24 years. This is without prejudice to other definitions of Member state. For instance, youth in Nigeria includes citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria aged 18-35 years. All in all, youth is best understood as a period of transition from the dependence of childhood to adulthood’s independence and awareness of our interdependence as members of a community. Youth is a more fluid category than a fixed age-group. However, age is the easiest way to define this group, particularly in relation to education and employment. Therefore, youth is often indicated as a person between the age where he/she may leave compulsory education, and the age at which he/she finds his/her first employment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2021 14:31
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