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Options Available for Online Courses in Africa

 The Academic quality and level it’s a matter of importance for any person. Now a day many educational options are attractive to young aspirants. Teaching methods has evolved trough out the time, and so, the needs and demands of new technological world that we live now. Some people cannot move from one place to another to Study in the University they want, so, Online courses had reached popularity lately. Many Universities has taken High Tech applications to make an effective supervision process for their long distance courses or online college classes.

How to get online college degrees

Here in Africa we have very good options for long distance Schools and online courses, the students can feel comfort for the knowledge journey they can take in these 3 lovely Universities, with a very good reputation.

Makerere University Kampala (MUK) Online college classes

online coursesFrom Uganda, is the largest and third-oldest institution of higher learning, first established as a technical school in 1922. It became in the University of East Africa, offering online courses and general degrees from the University of London. In 1970, it became an independent national university. Makerere University is composed of nine colleges and one school presenting programs for about 36,000 undergraduates and 4,000 postgraduates.

Taking this into consideration, Makerere University is a very appealing option for many Students, but, if they are too far and don’t have the Economical resources to move? Well, on-line courses work very well.

The External Degree Programs are an Accredit Department of Makerere University to run on a collaborate between the Department of Open & Distance Learning (DODL) in the School of Distance & Lifelong Learning (SODLL) and College of Business & Management Studies (for B.Com), the School of Education(for B.Ed), College of Natural Sciences (for B.Sc.) and other Departments of the University. Here we describe the online college degree that are run by the Department of Open and Distance Learning:


  • Bachelor of Commerce (External)
  • Bachelor of Science (External)
  • Bachelor of Education (External)
  • Commonwealth Diploma in Youth in Development Work (CYP). (External)
  • Bachelor of Agriculture and Rural Innovation (External)

These careers are being the newest selection for online courses. An open and distance learners have been supported mainly through print media. However, print media has long been substituted with online learner support, especially in developed countries. In many African countries, online learner support is not possible because PC-based Internet permeation is still low. On the other hand, permeation of mobile phones in Africa has beaten industry analyst predictions. The Department of Open and Distance Learning at Makerere University with backing support from the Uganda Communications Commission and Makerere University is undertaking research intended for developing applications employing the pervasive mobile phones to support the great student numbers wishing to get in university education. Mobile phone technology pretends to achieve 3 main objectives: 1) support; 2) communication/information and; 3) access to study materials. Already, the Department of Open and Distance Learning is implementing this technological innovation by online college classes.

University of Ghana Legon

online business degreeFrom Ghana, this University is the oldest and largest of the thirteen Ghanaian universities and tertiary institutions. In 1948, it was founded as the University College of the Gold Coast, was originally an affiliate college of the University of London. It gained university status in 1961, and now has almost 40,000 students. The original and previous not online courses were on the basic science, agriculture, liberal arts, social sciences, and medicine, but the curriculum was expanded to provide best technology-based and vocational courses and postgraduate training. This University has Long Distance program based at the Institute of Adult Education, Legon and its 10 Regional Centres (Workers’ Colleges). The programmes Offered are:

Bachelor of Arts (BA). Courses offered under the Bachelor of Arts Programme at Level 100 are: Linguistics, Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Geography and Resource Development, and History.

Bachelor of Science in Administration (B.Sc. Admin.) Courses offered are: Linguistics, Psychology, Sociology, Information Studies, Economics, Geography and Resource Development, Social Work and B.Sc. (Administration).

Courses are delivered through supported distance education. There will be periodic meetings with tutors at designated Study Centers.  End-of-semester will be conducted at the University of Ghana Main Campus at Legon or any other location to be determined by the University for Examinations. This is matter to take into consideration for young aspirants.

This wonderful institution provides with an educational excellence to its students. Perfect for young enthusiast, that for any kind of situation cannot have a regular presence in campus may have these options in mind. Technological applications, devoted teachers, rigorous methods of teaching make this University with an exceptional reputation, many successful people from Ghana has Studied in this Institution give it a open job opportunities for recent graduated who is in search of a space in the labor field.

Also the Institution has influenced in the Art Community, it has appeared in several films and television advertisements. The T.V. series Sun City has a lot of scenes of the university. The university name has also been referenced in the lyrics of artists in Ghana, including Buk Bak’s “Klu blofo”, Sarkodie’s “Legon Girls”, “Wutatami”, Kwadei’s and Okordii’s “Four years in Legon”.

University of Nairobi

online coursesThe University is a collegiate research university based in Nairobi. It is one of the largest universities in Kenya. Although its history as an educational institution dates back to 1956, in 1970 it became in an independent university. In that year, the University of East Africa was split into three independent universities: Makerere University in Uganda, the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and the University of Nairobi.

During the academic year in 2011, the university had 61,912 students, of whom 49,488 were undergraduates and 12,424 postgraduates. The university launched several infrastructural policies and introduced to cope with the rising demand for higher education in the Country. Also, in this year, the University launched the Center of Open and Distance Learning at the College of Education and External Studies to face the new Technological era of teaching long distance. The enormous option that this department gives to young aspirants is:

  • Bachelor of Education Science
  • Bachelor of Education Art
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Arts (Project Planning and Management)
  • Bachelor of Arts (specialized):
  • Literature in English and Communication
  • Kiswahili
  • Economics
  • English Language and Logistics
  • Geography and Environmental Studies
  • History and Tourism and Hospitality
  • Religious Studies and Philosophy
  • Psychology and Counseling
  • Political Science and Public Administration


All of these online courses lasts 4 years, and are very appealing options. Either situation you may have for presence studies many people now days prefer on line courses for its facilities and comfort. Make a good choice for you and start the knowledge ride!