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4 Things Stopping Students From Using E-learning in Africa

The four things I believe are stopping more Africans from taking advantage of e-learning are:

Electricity:  With most parts of Africa having little or no electricity supply, it becomes a moot point accessing the Internet.  And yes, one could use phones but these require charging.Connectivity :  There is still not enough bandwidth availalable and sometimes connection speeds could be crippling.  I tried watching a Youtube video in Freetown recently and had to give up after 1 hour.Equipment:  Laptops, Tablets and even Smartphones are still too expensive for the average student.   Payment:  Although a lot of online resources are free, some  very good Africa-focused education products are paid for: Pass , African Virtual School , and Eneza Education .  Students or their parents do not have easy access to credit/debit cards or are not aware of alternative payments. I believe that once these barriers are reduced, E-learning in Africa will take off.