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Some Amazing Benefits of Online Education You Never Knew

Monday, 25 June 2018
Benefits of Online Education
Learning online is now becoming a trend in the world with the emergence of many websites that you can visit daily to learn new things online.
It seems like this new trend is conquering some of the basic challenges facing the educational system in Africa with the new gadgets and smartphones present in the world today. One good thing in online education is that students can be able to manage their studies together with their jobs and still get good grades in their studies.

The benefits of online education are good. We'll be looking at 6 benefits of online education to students.

6 Benefits Of Online Education To African Students

Below are of the benefits on learning online as a student in Nigeria and other African countries that have access to internet connection.


- Accessibility

The websites for learning online are accessible to everybody that have access to internet connection. All you have to do is to create an account, pay for the classes (for the paid ones) and then you'll start enjoying the free classes. Students can even earn MBA by participating in these online classes right from the comfort of their bedrooms.

- Speed

If you school in a Nigerian university, then you must have experienced a strike before. If you are in an online school, you won't be thinking of ways to get the best out of the strike period rather you'll bethinking of better ways to utilize your time as a student.

- Cost

This is one of the basic advantages of studying online. The cost of paying for the online software is generally lower than that of the traditional classrooms.
When you add the savings associated with transportation, renting of houses, lost wages and reserves you'll see that the difference is highly enormous.

- Variety

Online education exposes students to many different varieties of courses. By enrolling into an online school, you'll gain access to many courses like education, criminal justice, online business, healthcare, engineering, humanities, information technology, online counseling psychology, science, law, hospitality and many more amazing courses.
Apart from that, you can also access many different varieties and degrees of certificates.

- Career advancement and hobbies

Majority of people pursuing online courses are really after their hobby. Also, it is very flexible, that is you can be doing your regular jobs and also be working online.
According to a survey carried out by Information Guide Africa teams, majority of individuals that had their academics online in Nigeria become more financially stable after their graduation when compared to the students that had the traditional education.
This is so because most of them combined their education with their different careers thereby making them not to depend on the government after their graduation from school.

- Self-discipline and responsibility

Do you know that studying online helps motivate you? You deciding to pick an online course today means that you have really decided to study the course.
Unlike we can see in some African universities, you can't be given an admission to study a course that you don't really want to study.
Imagine giving Computer Science to someone that applied for Building Engineering? It was what happened to my friend and he had to do the course for four years.
In my own case, I applied for Industrial Chemistry and was given Plant Science and Biotechnology, I initially wanted to switch the course in my 200 level but ad time passed, I came to like the course.
Many Nigerian youths have similar cases, some like me later started appreciating the course while others just study them for studying sake.
But if it was to be an online course, I must definitely have to study the course i applied for without having to pass through the stress of writing JAMB and Post UTME.
Education is one of the best decisions every students should pursue whether offline or online. In some cases, you can also go for an online course after going through the traditional education. It really helps.
We have seen the importance of studying online, we only listed seven of the benefits. If you know any of the advantages and/or disadvantages,please do well to drop them as comments in the box below.