Unicaf Nigeria wishes to thank the over five hundred Bachelor degree holders, who took part in the essay competition ‘Is online learning the future of education?’ to win scholarships and cash.
Africa has one of the youngest populations in the world. The median age of citizens in African countries is less than 20. At the same time, multinational corporations flock to Africa for two reasons: a) to claim a part of its enormous consumer market and b) to hire youthful and low-cost personnel. As a result, we have seen a sharp increase in the demand for well-qualified graduates. Millions of young people apply to study with African universities. They are looking for higher education that is affordable, easily accessible and credible.
While waiting for the vaccine to save millions of lives, we realise the consequences of the pandemic crisis. Lives are lost, confidence in governments is lost, businesses close, jobs are lost, markets crumble. The future is uncertain, but that the way we live and interconnect will be changed forever.
The threat to universities from the coronavirus pandemic The coronavirus pandemic forces countries to take strict measures. Universities fear on campus outbreaks. Such outbreaks could create problems with academic procedures. However, there is a very viable alternative to disruptions which threaten universities with closures. The alternative is online learning. Online learning is invincible by diseases,…