In today’s demanding world it is imperative to have specialised and in-depth knowledge in any field you choose to build your career. However, due to the limited number of places in many public and private universities, students are often forced to enrol in programmes which are not their first choice, or are of little interest to them and are thus led to careers which are unsuitable and unexciting.
Online Education courses are tailored for people who already possess a degree, but who are looking to learn new skills in order to advance in their field. Online education is different from online adult education in that adult education encompasses more basic classes, and the students often do not have a degree of any kind. Currently UNICAF provides scholarships for the online programmes offered by the University of South Wales in the UK, the University of Nicosia in the EU and the Marymount California University in the USA.
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.