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UNILAG secures Coursera license to enhance student skills

UNILAG invites students to explore the diverse range of courses and seize the opportunity to enhance their skills and prospects.
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In a bid to empower students with essential skills, contemporary knowledge, and valuable certifications to bolster employability, the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Administration has secured licenses for students to access free online training via Coursera.

UNILAG invites students to explore the diverse range of courses and seize the opportunity to enhance their skills and prospects. These courses are designed to equip students with practical skills and knowledge applicable to a rapidly evolving job market. The courses also aim to enhance students’ personal and professional growth, enabling them to excel in various fields.

The assortment of Coursera courses made available for UNILAG undergraduates encompasses a range of subjects, including:

1. ASU TESOL Professional

2. Cloud Architecture with Google Cloud

3. Cloud Engineering with Google Cloud

4. Computational Thinking for Problem-Solving

5. Creative Problem Solving

6. Critical Thinking Skills for the Professional

7. Collaborative Foresight: How to Game the Future

8. Communication in the 21st Century Workplace

9. Developing Innovative Ideas for Product Leaders

10. Digital Strategy and Business Opportunity

11. Digital Channel Planning and E-Commerce Strategy

12. Digital Leadership and Digital Strategy Execution

13. Developing Innovative Ideas for Product Leaders

14. Effective Problem-Solving and Decision-Making

15. Emotional Intelligence: Cultivating Immensely Human Interactions

16. Forecasting Skills: See the Future Before it Happens

17. Facebook Social Media Marketing

18. From Excel to Power BI

19. Google Project Manager

20. Google UX Designer

21. Google Data Analyst (R)

22. Google IT Automation (Python)

23. Google IT support

24. High-Impact Business Writing

25. Introduction to Futures Thinking

26. Initiating and Planning Projects

27. IBM Data Science

28. IBM AI Engineering

29. IBM Cybersecurity Analyst

30. IBM Customer Engagement Specialist

31. IBM Machine Learning

32. IBM Data Analyst (Python)

33. Project Management: The Basics for Success

34. Ready, Set, Future!

35. Salesforce Sales Dev. Rep.

36. Statistical Software Suite (SAS) Programmer

37. Statistical Software Suite (SAS) Visual Business Analytics

38. Solving Problems with Creative and Critical Thinking

39. Simulation Skills: This is Your Brain on the Future

40. The Art of Negotiation

41. UCI Project Management Professional (PMP)


By providing access to these courses, UNILAG is committed to fostering a learning environment that promotes skill acquisition and career development.

This initiative, known as the Free Coursera Courses for Students Project, has received sponsorship from the African Engineering and Technology Network (AFRETEC), with funding provided by the MasterCard Foundation. AFRETEC is a consortium of six prominent African universities dedicated to promoting inclusive digital transformation across the continent. The consortium comprises the University of Lagos, Nigeria; American University, Cairo, Egypt; University of Nairobi, Kenya; University of Rwanda, Kigali; and Carnegie Mellon University, Kigali.

Registration procedure and duration

For registration and selection of preferred courses, students are invited to visit this online portal. The duration allowed for participation is four (4) weeks.

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