When people hear about online studies, they may wrongly presume that they will be studying without any support or personal contact, left to their own devices. But quality online education, using the latest technology, is very different, combining flexibility and ease of access with extensive personal support and interaction with tutors and fellow students.
Economic growth in the last decades in many developing countries has managed to somewhat increase prosperity of small segments of the population. But the continuing increase in births, plus the lack of the necessary infrastructure and available public funds renders the public services in developing countries seriously unable to fulfill their purpose. This is particularly obvious in the sector of education. When governments cannot provide adequate university places to satisfy the educational needs of the new generations, sustainable development is simply not possible.
Living in large urban centres, whether in London, Los Angeles or Lagos, generally opens up good job opportunities. The majority of large businesses and multinational corporations are located in big cities, which offer a good infrastructure, and attract a diverse workforce.
IT Web Africa has recently announced a surge in mobile internet users in Zambia from 5.2 million to over 7.1 million in over a year. This comes just months after the country has announced that 80% of the fibre optic infrastructure has been laid, strongly boosting Zambia’s internet connectivity.