Nigeria must overcome its Poor Standard in Education to Meet Real Development


If proper developments are to take place in Nigeria, the first and foremost measure that should be initiated is rectifying the massive shortcomings in the country’s education systems.  And, it is not that the Federal Government is not aware of the fact.

But, whilst the Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike blames on poor reading culture for poor performance of students in public examination, Mr. Folusho Philips, the chairman of Philips Consulting, points out to the decrepit state of educational infrastructure in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The classrooms are not at all conducive of studying. In most of the classrooms, there are no chairs for teachers to sit. ( )

Proper Use of More Funds is Required

Mr. Philips’ view is very logical. If the government really wants to bring improvement in the country’s education sphere, the leadership must demonstrate the willingness to move in and define education. And, as he emphasises, more funds have to be injected into the education sector. But, as he also points out, it is not solely money that can bring positive changes to the crisis. What is actually necessary is the right set of people who can direct the money into real developments.

Need Improvement in Basic Amenities


Where a public university in Nigeria lacks basic infrastructure like water supply on regular basis, accommodation, electricity, and well-equipped libraries, and, according to Chief Afe Babaloba, many of the nation’s universities “are not much better than secondary schools”, the things really deserve serious attention. Students experience a four-year course without getting to the laboratory for once. (Source:

There are about 130 universities, and over 300 polytechnics and colleges owned by the Federal and state government, almost all of which are in rotten condition. And, to get over from this condition, priority on education has to be invested with earnest eagerness. Without substantial measures neither such length of shortcomings can be overcome, nor can Nigeria see the light of actual developments. (Source:

Unsolved Issues can be More Devastating

Add to these is the alleged non-implementation of the 2009 ASUU/Federal Government Agreement, leading to industrial action embarked upon by university teachers that has brought the public university system to its knees. Educationalist Dr. Cecelia Paul says, “ASUU wants concrete evidence because once bitten, twice shy. The lecturers know where the shoe pains and so won’t want to take chances again. They don’t want to go in vain and can therefore build on this foundation.

The Needs Assessment Committee headed by Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, and joined by former ASUU President Prof. Awuzie, also discovered the disgusting state of infrastructure in the Nigerian public university system. (Source:

Unexplored Paths Have to be Checked Out

The problem is somewhat deep, which obviously needs immediate solution. But, if Nigerian government keeps on failing to bring required improvement to the sector, Nigeria must consider taking benefit of international education. With the blessing of communication technology, higher education from international universities has become easy and truly affordable. Without leaving their country, Nigerian students can continue their studies through many prestigious international universities online.

There are many way outs that Nigeria must take into account to tackle its long term struggle to overcome its educational inferiority. Newer possibilities should also be grabbed instantly to avail a good alternative system.


Studying & Obtaining Higher National Diploma is Easy & Effortless

Don’t you think you should choose to pursue such a course that will not only help you enhance your career prospects but also let you study at your own pace? Well, you can’t always expect an easy-going life that will take you to the zenith of success, isn’t it? There are many working individuals who lead challenging lives balancing work and family commitments on a daily basis. In fact, there are people who work throughout the entire day and study at nights for completing higher education. Therefore, it all depends on the course as how it is going to help you sustain balance between your work and family.

Choose a student-friendly program like HND

If you are looking forward to pursue higher studies while continuing work, the Higher National Diploma (HND) can indeed be a student-friendly course for you. It’s just a 2-year full-time or 3-year part time course completing which can help you enter the final year of a course. The courses related to HND are vocational in nature since they are known for preparing students to achieve successful careers in specific industry areas.

In fact, earning top-up degrees can emerge to be a brilliant way of enhancing the value of HNDs. As a matter of fact, both Higher National Certificates (HNC) and HND are considered equivalent to the 1st and 2nd year of a UK university degree. So, one can easily give a refreshing start to one’s career by earning an HND.

Studying HND online is really cost-effective

If you are working somewhere, enrolling in a full-time course will certainly not be a wise decision. You won’t be able to give sufficient time to your studies after working for over eight hours or more. Here lies the advantage of pursuing an HND program online which will not only let you to continue work but also develop your career at the same time. If you are working under a potential employer, he/she will also realise and value your commitment for studying online.

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Factors making HND a student-friendly course

  • A safety initiative – Students who enrol directly in degree courses often end up unsuccessful. So, if you have similar fears, choosing to initially complete an HND course will be a safer alternative. Even if you fail to earn a degree, you will be left with a valuable qualification in hand.
  • A considerable learning experience – Once you successfully complete an HND course, you will have a 2-year learning experience. Moreover, you will feel more confident regarding your concerned subject and will therefore develop an interest to pursue higher studies with it.
  • Key skills – The HND course units usually comprise such key skills that are required while working. For instance, one will learn how to work as an individual, establish teamwork and sharpen his/her communication skills with time.

So, don’t you think that pursuing Higher National Diploma course can be a good option to let you balance your work and family commitments at the same time? Just look for an accredited UK university and enrol here in an HND course online.

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Online Courses Helping the Caribbean Societies to Progress

The social condition of the Caribbean societies has undergone enormous changes in the past half a century. But the most important resource of the country – its people – still require a lot of development in different aspects of their lives. They need to be able to take informed decisions, make wise judgments and practice critical analysis not only for their personal good but also for the good of the society for the democratic Caribbean societies to function properly.

With the advancement of technology and the information they gather through them, they have realised the importance of processing the information for their own good in a way that can only be achieved through higher education. This is something that the Caribbean societies have realised they must do in order to secure their rightful place in the global arena.

Traditional way of imparting higher education and its deficiencies:

The traditional means of imparting higher education has a number of intrinsic difficulties that developing economies like the Caribbean are facing. They are:

  • Lack of infrastructure
  • Lack of manpower
  • Distance that the students have to cover in order to attend classes
  • High costs
  • Mass education intrinsically leads to the lowering of the quality of education imparted

These are a huge setback for a nation that is trying to build its economy from scratches.

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A tilt towards the online courses:

The online courses help in an enormous way in dealing with the difficulty posed by the regular courses. Let us look at some of them.

  • Increase the students’ access to education
  • No barrier of a classroom
  • Cost effective since the courses cater to a huge number of students
  • Periodic interaction between the teachers and the students increase the chances of individual attention to the students

As they require a working knowledge of Information and Communications Technology or (ICT), more and more students are getting attracted to the IT degrees in both the graduate and the post-graduate levels. There are a number of online degree providers that you can look up and find a useful degree.

Growing interest of the UK universities

A number of UK universities and providers of online degrees are becoming vastly interested in the prospect of offering their courses to the Caribbean. This is an avenue that had not been explored before and has an enormous potential that has not yet been tapped into. Since there are a number of providers of online courses, the students also get a number of options to choose from. Besides the government is also promoting the growth of the online courses because they will get a trained workforce without having to undergo the massive expense of arranging the infrastructure of brick and mortar institutions.

Online courses are helping a number of countries to move ahead. Not only are they helpful for the governments but also for the people as they are finding it useful to follow the courses from remote locations too which would not have been possible without the development of IT.

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Know How to Be an efficient Online Learner

Online education is definitely not the only way of learning easy, but also the way of learning good. However, 60% students after registering themselves with online learning, start taking it lightly. No teacher, no classroom, no bindings make them go crazy and they start viewing the life from a different shade. Else, 40% get confused, because they get introduced to an altogether different learning procedure after many years’ traditional education. So, in both of the circumstances, what the students need is sheer seriousness, proper understanding, true dedication and right efforts to adjust their life with the new way of online education. Need help? Then, look up here to know what should be done to become a successful online learner. Adopt a positive attitude and free spirit of mind

Being positive is very important, when you are going for online education. Since, you will be left on your own; all the decisions will be upon your shoulder. You should always be free to communicate with the university authority and chat with your friends online to discuss all the matters that are bothering you. Be willing to speak up always. Whatever may be the matter is, you should discuss and solve it. It will definitely help you establish a better bond with your studies.

Never think that you are getting less than the traditional classroom teaching. Otherwise, it will be demoralizing for you. Be serious Your seriousness matters a lot, when you are registering for online education. You must be serious towards your studies. Since, nobody is there to guide you, do not think that you can do whatever you want. If you continue to waste time without any reason and neglect your studies, you will definitely lag behind. Your course duration will be stretched and boredom will surround you from all the sides.

In such circumstances, often it is found that students start their distance learning courses and leave it in between. This brings nothing but failure. So, it is very important for you to take your studies seriously, set a schedule, work according to that and finish your assignments right on time. What else do you need? You should be technically affluent, so that using the latest gadgets, serving internet and learning in a modern way can be easier for you.

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