The covid-19 pandemic has affected many aspect of life , schools have been closed for more than three months now , and with the rate of things in Nigeria , schools may not reopen this year .
While staying at home , you can keep your self busy with free online courses offered by various institutions , and get certified as well.
The interesting thing about these courses are , the fact that they are free and there is a certification at the end of the training .
The courses will only cost you data , which is used for watching the short videos . It is better to spend your data acquiring skills and knowledge , than on Facebook or WhatsApp .
Most of the service providers ( MTN , GLO and Airtel ) offer cheap data plans which you can use . For example , with a new or upgraded MTN sim , you can enjoy 1.5 GB for 7 days with #300 ; a total of 6gb for #1200 in a month .
Below are institutions that offer free online courses .
Google offers free online courses with certification in about 136 courses , which includes courses like , fundamentals of digital marketing , build your web presence , sell product and services online , e.t.c
To access the courses , type from google " learn digital with google or log unto https://learndigital.withgoogle.com .
N.B : sign up with your real name as the name you use in signing up , will be used in certifying you at the end of the course . You also need to have a functional email address .
This is another institutions that offers free online courses , though a bit different from the one offered by google , in the sense that you can undergo the free courses without certification or pay $49 for certification .
Currently google is partnering with them to give free scholarship to 200 people , who will receive certification at the end of the program .
Some of the free courses offered by coursera includes ; Machine learning , Algorithm , learn to program , bitcoin and cryptocurrency technology , e.t.c .
To access the site , type from google " free courses with coursera or log unto https://coursera.org .
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