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.
Zambia follows in the steps of many other governments, increasingly upgrading their internet infrastructure. Most of us take access to the internet as granted and as an integral part of our everyday lives. For businesses, however, it is a vital prerequisite if they wish to remain competitive in local and international markets. Another important function of the internet is that it facilitates the delivery of education, information and entertainment for millions of people across the world.
In the education sector, a high speed, reliable access to the internet enables students to:
- remain informed on current events, locally and globally
- research information from a global network of resources
- stay connected with friends and fellow students, interacting and networking through digital fora
- study and work on assignments, from any place and at any time it is convenient
- save money by using e-books and online reading material
UNICAF’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is the all-encompassing hub for UNICAF students. It acts as a central portal to almost everything a student needs to learn, research, submit, or share.
The UNICAF VLE facilitates access to:
- videotaped lectures and seminars
- podcasts of teaching material
- study papers provided by the tutor
- discussion fora
- the exchange of messages among fellow students and between students and tutors
- posting and viewing of assignments
- keeping track of fee payments
Get a taste of how easy the UNICAF VLE is to navigate, by watching this video:
The UNICAF VLE is an online educational hub, which eliminates the need to attend on-campus classes at pre-set times. UNICAF students can ‘earn as they learn’, they can keep their jobs and salaries, and fit their studies around their lifestyle. They can study in their free time, in the evenings and at week-ends, during lunch breaks, at work, or while commuting to the office. Also family careers can study toward an international quality degree, while taking care of children or elderly relatives.
The cost of earning a quality degree is greatly reduced, with the savings made on air travel, accommodation and living expenses in a foreign country or town, and with the help of generous UNICAF scholarships, offered to all eligible applicants. Rolling admissions allow the commencement of studies whenever it suits each individual student. Studying with UNICAF is an affordable and flexible way to earn your degree with one of the partner institutions: the University of South Wales in the UK, and multi-campus Unicaf University in Africa.
And the icing on the cake? The bonus offer of a FREE tablet to every registered UNICAF student, upon payment of the required deposit. To keep all students connected, wherever they may be.
For more information about studying online with UNICAF, visit https://www.unicaf.org/online-experience/