The Sub-Saharan Africa region includes 48 countries which together hold to close to 1 billion humans. Unfortunately, the region has problems regarding education among its citizens: it has the largest number of school-aged children who do not receive a daily education. About 33 million of the 61 million children who are out of school globally live in Sub-Saharan Africa. One organization is distributing free tablets and free online course materials to alleviate Sub-Saharan Africa’s education problems. Unicaf is an online and in-seat university that is growing in popularity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Unicaf is fighting to provide hope for a better future with education for children across the region.
How Online Learning Compares to Classroom Learning
Since many children never attend school, later in life, they may choose to take online classes to further their education as adults. Drawbacks of online education range from distractions to a lack of social interaction to less instructor feedback. Studies suggest that students who struggle with in-class learning will struggle more in the online platform.
Direct Benefits of Online Learning
While students may find curriculum challenging in an online setting, Unicaf has alleviated the burden of finding adequate technology for course requirements. Students have the luxury of free study notes provided to them all day every day on the university classroom webpage. The ability to register for a degree program is easy and student learning is affordable for learners as well.
In-Home Education Makes Life Safer
The price tag and distance of the school determines the annual out-of-school student proportions in Sub-Saharan Africa and Unicaf. Research implies that typically, more advanced education leads to increases in earnings. Online education has removed the haunting reality for many students who have conflicts outside of their homes which makes it dangerous to travel.
What Makes Online Universities Successful
Common themes such as the lack of travel time for education seem to spill over while researching the benefits of online learning for Sub-Saharan Africa and Unicaf. Websites also specify how online education allows individuals to maintain high paying careers while attempting career advancement with loftier degrees. It appears that online programs’ top sellers are courses that have a full 24 hours of sections to choose from.
Online Education Explained from a Customer Support Contractor
In an interview with The Borgen Project, Customer Support Contractor Juliette Rice confirmed that indeed, the University of Massachusetts’s Online (UMass Online) program is also widely accessible. According to Miss Rice, when students enroll in the online program for an education, they often have some life experience and they are more intentional. These intentional students can complete their chosen degree paths on their own time and they also endure less travel. Student demographics range from half of the students being first-time students (ages 18-22) to half of the students being non-traditional students (the ages are varied in the 30 and 40s).
Juliette made it clear that students enroll in courses that require involvement which varies every week. Although in most cases an online course mirrors its on-campus counterpart in terms of the subject matter covered and homework and research, studies have indicated that online students do spend more time on their coursework. This is due in part to the student’s enthusiasm for participating in class discussions. The online option of learning is very impressive for individuals who would like a higher paying job. While the diploma ensures higher wages, students do not necessarily have to complete fieldwork. Juliette said higher-tier degrees (Masters and Ph.D.s) require that an individual already have a prior degree such as a bachelor’s.
Unicaf Staff Desires Graduates Who Will Engage Communities
While designating students as graduates, Unicaf staff expects and hopes to achieve a position of dominance in Sub-Saharan Africa. Unicaf staff would like to think of the students it prepares as being hard-working and involved in their perspective fields of study. The university’s staff would also like to produce a learning spirit in its students that causes them to contribute to public knowledge in Sub-Saharan Africa and Unicaf.
Unicaf staff not only hold high expectations for their students but it also sets high expectations for the organization’s conduct and global impact. Additionally, it aims to produce new and applicable scientific knowledge through engaged doctors. The staff also wants to place the materials the university uses back into production through recycling. Last but not least, it hopes to make high-school graduates computer literate in order to better prepare graduates for the workforce.
The Unicaf University Conglomerate
Accreditation is a big deal throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and Unicaf has multiple accreditations for the degrees it offers. Unicaf has boasted that it has granted scholarships to need-based applicants totaling in the range of $100 million. While Unicaf looks to become the most dominant tertiary institute in Sub-Saharan Africa, the university is a part of a conglomerate of 156 different countries with a large number of students, some of who are able to come full circle and teach at the university level themselves.
Technology That Powers Online Education
While some students come full circle and become teachers at the university level, the reality is that this may not have been possible for them without the ability to learn on a virtual platform. The ability for students to learn anytime or in any place allows them to forget about the wars breaking out around them and focus on becoming the solution to the problems they see. Students can trust that their courses have the most up-to-date technology with features such as video and the ability to have conference calls. Students at Unicaf are always one click away from a better tomorrow.
– DeAndre’ Robinson