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The University of Lagos has trained its academic and non-academic staff in the Coursera Program. The Coursera Program is an online learning platform where various skills and knowledge are acquired.

Both members of staff have actively participated in the initiative, dedicating significant hours to expand their knowledge and skills.

The project is being funded by African Engineering and Technology Network (AFRETEC) comprising six universities in Africa that are working to promote inclusive digital transformation in Africa with funding from the MasterCard Foundation.

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The six universities are the American University, Cairo, Egypt, the University of Nairobi, Kenya, the University of Rwanda, Kigali, Carnegie Mellon University Africa, Kigali Rwanda, the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and the University of Lagos, Nigeria. Among the non-teaching staff, enthusiasm for personal and professional growth was evident during the four-month review period.

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Throughout the months, their dedication remained steadfast, with June, May, April, and March witnessing 2,829, 1,264, 2,071, and 2,247 hours respectively, dedicated to learning. The total learning hours over the four months reached an impressive 9,415, reflecting their insatiable thirst for knowledge.

The top ten courses that captivated learners from various domains showcased the popularity and value of specific subjects. Courses like “The Manager’s Toolkit: A Practical Guide to Managing People at Work” and “Teamwork Skills: Communicating Effectively in Groups” garnered significant enrollments, highlighting the staff’s interest in enhancing their management and communication abilities.

However, Business and Management courses emerged as some of the most popular courses, with learners recognizing the importance of developing essential skills in leadership, human resource management, and strategic planning.

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The faculty of social sciences also excelled in the Coursera learning program, with dedicated scholars such as Dr. Bello Kazeem Ajide and Dr. Godwin EKOP investing significant hours to expand their expertise. Their pursuit of academic excellence inspired others, fostering a community of knowledge-sharing within the university.

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