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75.5% Nigerian Students Consider studying virtually- German Organization

Studies have shown that 75.5% of Nigerian Students consider getting a German Degree virtually through distance learning to traditional classes. This is according to...

Studies have shown that 75.5% of Nigerian Students consider getting a German Degree virtually through distance learning to traditional classes.

This is according to a study conducted by Studying-in-Germany.org where
prospective Nigerian international students were asked whether they would consider getting an online German degree, to which a majority of 75.5% claimed that they would.

This percentage is not surprising at the time when the need for flexibility due to tight schedules has become so enormous.

Digitization and education

Technology has availed humans the opportunity to interact, learn, transact business among other activities without having to come in close contact with one another.

And distance education is no exception as it has become quite popular in the past years, only to increase in popularity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Due to digitalization, international education has become simpler than it used to be in the past.

Germany, known for the value of its education system and quality of teaching, has made its academic expertise accessible all over the world.

Practical and efficient

Many international students believe that distance education is practical and efficient, and there are less costs, especially when it comes to commuting.

Although there is a wide range of advantages to studying an international degree through a computer screen, potential international students listed a set of reasons as to why they would choose to pursue a degree online, with a large percentage being attributed to lower costs.

Why study online?

Among Nigerian respondents, a total of 14% said that the flexibility of distance learning degrees is one of the main reasons they would consider studying online.

Another 11.3% believe online courses are practical and efficient, 17% noted that distance education comes with less cost, while 55.9% agreed that all the aforementioned options stand true.

Online degrees have numerous advantages, which is why their popularity can be considered a good thing.

Students get to choose from different distance learning methods, with or without online live interaction with instructors and peers, depending on whether students like flexibility or would like to stick to a timetable.

Why some Nigerians prefer traditional classes.

In contrast, results show that a percentage of Nigerian students would not choose the option of online degrees.

This is mainly because they feel traditional classes are more efficient (35.2%), they prefer campus life (21.8%), and, well, they like traditional classes to a greater extent (15.2%).

Socializing also resulted to be one of the main reasons why Nigerians would prefer traditional classes (26.4%).

Some prospective Nigerian students noted that poor internet connection in certain areas is also among the reasons why they would not choose to complete their German degree through distance education, considering that a large sum of work must be done online and requires good internet connection.

Higher education institutions in Germany are renowned for their expertise and academic qualities.

International students are also largely satisfied with what these institutions offer with regards to skill sets and preparation for the labor market after graduation.

Germany has always welcomed International students from all corners of the world, be it through traditional classes or distance learning degrees.

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