It is hardly necessary to point out that education is one of the crucial factors in economic development. Today it is barely possible to find a place on the Earth where knowledge would not be consideredto be an investment in the future. But if in some parts of the world education is a piece of cake, and young people are bewildered by the number of educational opportunities, with the luxury of choosing among the best options the market offers, in other places young adults must take part in a very competitive struggle to get access to an education. Often this involves quite dangerous, lengthy journeys abroad and separation from family and friends for long periods of time. Hussaini Garba Mohammed, Youth Time’s contributor in Nigeria, has spoken with one of the youngest Northern Nigerian graduates, Marine Engineer Ahmad Khalil Yahaya, to discuss with him what challenges he had to face in order to get a degree and his experience with untold hardships that can lead to frustration and helplessness.

Here Youth Time Magazine publishes three of the most interesting and informative youth related news items of the past week. Our weekly news roundup is published every Monday and Friday and contains just some of the most important developments in the world of global youth. Follow, like and submit comments on Facebook and other Youth Time media.

We’ve highlighted below some of the most recent developments and occurrences in youth-related news and events. In this week's Friday news we speak about Swiss tech universities that boost country's economy by $14 billion, calls from students and teachers for more autonomy for universities in Myanmar and Vietnamese universities that will set their own admission quotas.

Today, the Internet is the foundation of every communication, learning process, or business. Every other inhabitant of the planet is an active internet user. Since its appearance in the second half of the twentieth century, this virtuous medium has brought many positive – but also many negative – effects. Do you feel nervous when there is no Internet available so you cannot access Instagram or send an email or watch a favorite movie or series? If you have an affirmative answer to this question, believe it or not you have some of the symptoms of Internet addiction.

Ancient sciences have been teaching it and have been alternately accepted and ignored over many long centuries. Feng Shui or Vastu are teaching not only that we should keep things and ourselves straight and our accounts in order to achieve well-deserved success, but also that where there is a mess, there cannot be order in the mind. Now, when modern science comes to the same conclusion - it is confirmed and we can breathe again. With tidiness all around us, we will feel better, reduce tension, and argue less. Especially in the long run.

The former Sugar Bowl of the world welcomed 4.2 million tourists in 2017, according to the national tourism agency, Viajes Cuba. The place 'where fertile land is abundant' (the meaning of cubao) is a ‘socialist El Dorado’, and Cuba is today a popular destination for tourists from all over the world.

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