I've seen some people including university graduate tha doesn't know how to set up a Gmail email account. to be very short here, you need email address to take care of many things especially now that the internet usage of on the very high increase.
so below re steps you need to follow to set up a Gmail email account.
Step 1: visit the gmail page by going to www.gmail.com
Step 2: click on the create account button
Step 3: fill out the form rightly
Step 4: click on create account and you're done. now you can login and enjoy.