Distance Education in Nigeria is Attaining Significance with TimePosted: August 16, 2012
For years, Nigeria had been subject to political turmoil and social pandemonium that consequently stopped students from stepping here for higher studies. Moreover, there were not enough schools and colleges that could provide quality education to students. Since the nation was economically backward, the government couldn’t provide much benefits to career enthusiasts.
Quite a few years later, the internet made its grand arrival, and this modernized the educational system in Nigeria. Several schools and colleges today have started offering online courses to individuals and even working professionals. In fact, plenty of academic institutions have been established in Nigeria in the last few years that offer accredited career enhancement programs to students coming from various corners of the globe.
Online education in Nigeria has indeed reached the heights of prosperity today. The demand of the online courses offered in the Nigerian schools, colleges and universities is soaring with the passage of time. Moreover, new learning concepts have been introduced into the classrooms in the majority of schools and colleges in Nigeria. Plenty of students coming from remote corners are able to pursue their courses right from their homes with ease and confidence.
According to the National Universities Commission, it has been estimated that almost 350,000 students are almost set to enroll by 2015 for open distance learning in the Nigerian schools and universities. There are many who are deprived of educational opportunities, and it’s solely for them that the number of candidates to enroll is so high.
Today, the majority of colleges in Nigeria offer a wide range of professional disciplines like Education, Social Science, Humanities, MBA and many more career programs. Currently, there are six accredited open distance learning institutions in Nigeria. However, there are several other universities who are making positive attempts to adopt the open distance learning mode. So, students who are willing to pursue higher studies online after school or graduation can enroll in any of the accredited Nigerian institutions with confidence.