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The hike in tuition fees in the UK is a huge problem as far as students and universities are concerned. The maximum tuition fee per year has risen to £9000. This is the main reason why most working-class boys, aged 18-19 are opting not to go to college but to work instead as college education has become extremely expensive. However, in comparison to the boys, more working class girls are opting for higher education.

The following stats are indeed an eye-opener:

“They found the proportion of men from deprived backgrounds who accepted places on degree courses fell by 1.4% between 2010 and 2012. Meanwhile, the proportion of women from the same backgrounds who accepted places rose by 0.9% in the same period.”

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Statistics also show that 55 percent of the student population is female. The increasing gender gap is mainly due to the fee hike.

“The total number of people applying to English universities in 2010 was 421,448 and has fallen to 384,170 this year: a drop of 8.8% or around 37,000 fewer students. Among 18 and 19-year-old applicants, there was a fall from 298,155 in 2010 to 276,629 in 2012: a drop of 7.2%. It suggests that this drop cannot be wholly explained by a reduction in the number of young people in the UK.”

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However, students still have an option that is feasible. Students can study online distance learning programmes and continue their education. Distance education in UK is increasing as youngsters who are eager to learn all want college degrees so that they can earn a good living. Without a degree, no employer will give students well paying jobs. As these distance learning degrees are flexible, students can now earn as they study. This will be easy for the working-class population as they can fund their studies themselves. Few online programmes also help students pay in instalments. This way, they ease out the payment procedure of students in UK.

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Distance learning in UK is now one of the best options available to students of UK and also, students from other parts of the world who want to study in UK universities for a better future.

 

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With the fast growing technology higher education is on a rise and it is made more effective and efficient. Online learning is spreading its wings all across the world and it is considered as an excellent medium to globalize. Internet has changed the way education was perceived and with the new communication technology people can pursue education anywhere across the globe. It has made education affordable and accessible to all. Now, everybody can fulfill his/ her dream of getting higher education.

Advantage of Internet

With the easily accessible internet the knowledge has become more democratized.  The cheaper medium of communication has spread the use of internet. Technology has become easier to use and available at the tip of finger. Different undergraduate and postgraduate courses are designed for the students.

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The access of online libraries and e-books has become handy. As the cost of information goes down, the access of information goes up. The electronic medium of education is familiar to all. Students from developing countries can also pursue higher education and improve their career prospects.

Advantage of Online Education over Traditional Education

Distance Learning is at par with traditional learning. Internet has changed the old traditional medium of education which was restricted to four walls of classroom. Now with the wide spread use of internet college dropouts or students who had to give up their studies due to various reasons, can complete their unfinished education.

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The education system is not very developed in developing countries so the students have to start working just after finishing their school or college education or move out of country. But internet brings the education to their doorstep and they can pursue any degree from an international university sitting at their home and continuing with their job and responsibilities.

Benefits of Online Education

Online education gives you the flexibility of anytime, anywhere education. It gives you the advantage of having an international degree from a recognized university anywhere around the world. You may plan your study according to your work schedule.

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This also gives you the advantage of continue working while pursuing the course and enhance the chance of getting promotion and hike. Distance Learning is at par with traditional learning in the way it has helped working professionals to fulfill their dream of getting a higher degree as well as to those who had to give up their studies. Housewives can also complete their unfinished education and become financially independent.

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With the growing demand and popularity of online education, it has become possible for many students to fulfill their dream of getting higher education. It is no more considered a substitute to main stream education rather it walks side to side. The online learning programme acts as a gift for those who cannot afford education due to the lack of facilities available or have to leave education mid-way for various reasons.

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Education in Nigeria

Many developing countries across the globe including African nations lag behind in many educational facilities. They are unable to establish well built educational infrastructure and standards for aspiring students. Thus students are left with no other option but to move out after completing their school education. Due to the weak economy the country is poor and students do not have money to bear the expense of higher education. So they start working just after completing their school degree to support their family but in absence of a good degree they are given low profile jobs and are less paid.

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Advantage of Online Learning

How distance learning in Nigeria is beneficial for local students can be summarized as follows:

  • With the help of online educational programs many undergraduate and post graduate courses are offered to the students from developing countries so that they can pursue higher education by staying in their own country and continuing their work.
  • These courses are cheaper in compare to regular courses so that students can afford it.
  • Online courses are flexible so that students can study anytime during the day and complete the course according to their schedule.
  • As there is no burden of attending regular classes, students can continue with their work and responsibilities while pursuing the course.
  • A higher degree along with the work experience gives them the advantage of getting better job prospects.

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Development in Online Educational Programmes

With the help from World Bank the Nigeria government has decided to invest in the enhancement of online education to improve education opportunities for young aspirants. This will also improve the quality of education in the country. Understanding how distance learning in Nigeria is beneficial for local students, several universities in Nigeria are adopting online education.

The government is taking every possible step to improve the educational quality in Nigeria. The enrollment for higher education is on rise among students. After completing the course students will work towards the empowerment of economy. This will help in creating many job opportunities.