Date Added: Dec 2011
ICT has become an imperative component in enhancing industrialization and socio-economic growth in developed and developing countries. It is thus irresistible for any nation that wishes and plans to expand its growth. In the Vision 2030, the country seeks to provide ICT services that are quality and affordable to many. Any ICT component will include some software (program) and hardware. However, programming remains a hurdle to many ICT professionals, teachers and the students thereof and thus country imports most of its software. This poses a danger of slowing down possible innovations and developments that would otherwise be realized if the programming skill is mastered. This paper evaluates programming from the students' perspective on its relevance, understandability and usage of emerging trends to learn it.