Finding reliable information about study programmes offered at tertiary education institutions across Africa is very difficult.
Tertiary education institutions include ; universities, polytechnics, professional colleges, specialized institutes, vocational schools, training academies etc.
On the one hand — A lot of universities, polytechnics, and vocational schools in Africa have websites which are either unusable because they are very clunky or unhelpful because they lack relevant information about available study programmes.
Many tertiary education institutions in Africa do not have a website at all.
On the other hand — The majority of the population in Africa is less than 30 years old, and this youthful population has an overwhelming demand for tertiary education and information about it.
Smartphone usage and internet penetration across Africa has massively increased over the past 10 years and tertiary education aged students are the highest users of smartphones and mobile internet.
Here is a fun challenge for you to better understand the massive information gap for finding tertiary study programmes in African countries.
**Go on google and try finding relevant information about the study programmes offered at any any nigerian university of your choice, then tell us how that went.
Note: Nigeria has a population of 190 million inhabitants and 98 million internet users.