10 Free Educational websites in Nigeria
Of all the benefits of the internet, the most powerful is arguably the opportunity to access knowledge and information online. Besides the fact that schools can now break the traditional borders of classrooms and limited capacity per teacher/instructor, an added benefit is that nowadays, online learning is now accessible to everyone – career professionals, school pupils, university students and even non-traditional learners.
There are several different Educational websites in Nigeria where one can learn all sorts of things. Some are specific to certain subject areas while others are more general websites where one can find a little bit of something for everyone. However, not all of them are completely free, and not all of them are Nigerian-owned, but that’s the beauty of online learning – you can access content from another continent miles away which is still completely relevant for you.
So, here are our top 10 free educational websites in Nigeria for adults, kids and for everyone. This isn’t a conclusive list of course so you can go ahead and add your favorites in the comments if you don’t find them in the list.
Educational Websites for Kids:
1. Jangu Kids:
Okay, technically this is a YouTube channel so we could just have easily said ‘Youtube’ and we still wouldn’t be wrong. However, the Jangu kids channel is really unique because it contains content based on the Nigerian curriculum in Math, science and English that kids can watch to complement their normal class lessons. Teachers can even use this to support blended learning in schools! Also, it’s made by us at FlexiSAF and it’s totally free.
If you haven’t realized by now, we’re huge promoters of kids learning to code not only because we believe it’s an important life skill but because it’s in high demand for the world of the future. With code.org, they can start from any age to pick up this skill in the most fun way possible, with a bit of adult supervision. The website takes learners of any age step-wise from novice to a well-rounded programmer via game-based learning.
This platform offers short and effective lessons for kids of all grades and ages in 7 broad areas: Math, science, life skills, computer, health, environment and language. Each lesson contains several short (less than 5 minute) video exercises to keep the kids fully engaged the entire time. The videos are quite fun and are presented like stories with interactive questions for the kids. After a lesson is complete, your child receives a ‘certificate’ (how cute is that?) of completion and encouragement. We like that this tool also has an offline version which is available on request via the website.
Educational Websites in Nigeria for Everyone:
Khan Academy is more famous than the rest of the platforms mentioned so far. People of all ages can use this tool – from kids, adolescents to adults. It gives access to different subjects such as math, art, computer programming, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history etc. While using KA you gain points and badges to boost your morale during study mode. Kids and adults can learn anything from the very basics to a stage of mastery! Also available is the offline version which is called KA Lite, so no need to worry about internet.
Educational Websites For adults (Older Kids can definitely try them out too):
On Coursera, you can take online courses from top Universities and companies on just about any subject – from digital marketing to programming, health, languages, business or project management. Getting a course certificate requires paying but luckily it’s optional so you could choose to simply audit the course for free which gives you access to all the content all the same.
Edx is quite similar to Coursera but the main difference (in my own opinion) is that Edx is more ‘academic’ while Coursera is kind of general or career based learning. EdX partners with many top schools like MIT, University of Wageningen and so on too offer full and micro degree programs in many areas like Architecture, Business, Life sciences, social sciences and more.
Udacity is quite specific in it’s mission which is to help you learn the latest tech skills and advance your career growth. There are so many high-demand courses such as Data science, Programming, Artificial Intelligence and so on. Some of the courses are offered for free and you can also acquire one of their widely reputable Nanodegrees for which you’d have to pay. When you enroll in a Nanodegree program, Udacity also offers career services such as CV and LinkedIn profile reviews.
Udemy is another interesting site for people looking to gain new skills for their career or just for knowledge sake. Again, you can access free courses but most of the certificate courses are paid – It’s generally not so expensive (perhaps cheaper than the rest of the above mentioned platforms)
One of our international partners, Alison also has a wide range of short and long courses for career professionals and for improving personal knowledge on topics such as health, nutrition, fitness, business, social sciences, education, technology and so on. Alison also offers diplomas after course completion that can help to boost credibility or expertise on a particular topic.