Top 23 Best Online Learning Platforms in Nigeria & Beyond

Bukki Bello

Content Lead

24 October, 2021

10 min read


Top 23 best online learning platforms in Nigeria

Online learning is fast gaining acceptance in Nigeria and globally in recent times, and with the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a rapid and growing interest in digital learning platforms by both learners and tutors alike as an alternative to physical classroom and chalkboard


The quest for online learning will probably continue in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, hence, an opportunity for Africa’s blossoming start-up ecosystem to provide needed e-learning solutions.

Best online learning platforms in Nigeria for students



Nexford University

National Open University




University of Africa



Compass Tutor






Eneza Education

Remote School

Mobile Classroom


But before we go on, one of the questions you may want to ask is, what is online learning? What is online learning or e-learning? E-Learning is learning that utilizes electronic technologies to access educational curricula outside of a traditional classroom. 

In most cases, it refers to a course, program or degree delivered completely online. E-Learning, or electronic learning, is the delivery of learning and training through digital resources.

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Although eLearning is based on formalized learning, it is provided through electronic devices such as computers, tablets, and even cellular phones that are connected to the internet.

This makes it easy for users to learn anytime, anywhere, with few, if any, restrictions. Advantages of E-learning:

1. Saves time and money – This one is very good for us in Nigeria.

E-learning reduces time away from the workplace, eliminates the need for travel, and removes the need for classroom-based training, thereby saving us some money.

2. It builds capacity and ensures consistency – Using e-learning increases the capacity of educators to achieve a great degree of coverage for their target audience, and it ensures that the message is communicated consistently. This results in all learners receiving the same training.

3. High learning retention – E-learning results in a higher knowledge retention rate. It also gives an opportunity for coursework to be refreshed and updated whenever needed.

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4. It is easily measurable – If you are using a learning management system to deliver your e-learning, then tracking learner progress is a piece of cake, and reporting on this activity is just as simple.

5. Reduces carbon footprint – By leveraging e-learning for online testing and quizzing, the need for printing out paper-based assessments is reduced, it's practically eliminated!

6. It’s flexible – Using e-learning, you can give employees and students the freedom to learn at their convenience, and at a pace that is right for them. Staff can be trained in remote locations and in a consistent fashion as anyone receiving on-site training.

Top 23 best online learning platforms in Nigeria and beyond.


9ijakids is a mobile app designed to equip children ages 3-11 years with critical skills and knowledge to make them ready to take on tomorrow’s challenges using interactive and fun games.

2. ClassNotes provides every Nigerian secondary school student (JSS1 to SS3) freedom to learn curriculum-relevant subjects and topics they want when they want it, and at the pace they want it.

It’s exciting to know that finally, Nigerian students can access curriculum-relevant high school education online.

So, if accessing quality secondary school education or acing exams successfully is your goal, will help you achieve this effortlessly. 

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3 ULesson

The uLesson app offers students in Senior Secondary School a holistic learning experience in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology preparing them for Senior Secondary School Exams such as WAEC, GCSE, IGCSE, KCSE, SAT and more.

4. Unicaf

Unicaf is the leading online platform offering affordable, quality higher education to underserved markets, in collaboration with reputable universities in the UK, US, Europe and Africa.

Unicaf partners with universities in the UK, the US, Europe and Africa to offer online, quality undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, to the benefit of thousands of students in Africa and other continents.

5. Nexford University

Nexford University's mission is to enable greater social and economic mobility across the world by providing learners access to high-quality, affordable, dynamic online education that prepares them for the global workplace.

6. National Open University

NOUN is a paradigm shift from the traditional mode of learning to a combination of face-to-face, learner-centred, technology-assisted, interactive, just­-in-time learning, with no social bias or hindrances.

The NOUN plan proposes to develop in five major areas.

7. Easyprep

Virtual Educational Services (Easyprep) is the first internet-based educational institution focused on making the educational process more efficient and effective for all levels of the educational spectrum (Primary, Junior High Schools and Senior high schools).

Easyprep serves as a virtual teaching assistant (home teacher) for the educational process.

Students can follow along with the curriculum electronically through a web application hosted on the internet and subscriptions for service paid through any payment platform in the student's country of residence.

8. StudyLab360

On StudyLab, students can practice standard curriculum-aligned questions in all topics by themselves and can also practice exam past questions like WAEC and JAMB.

The platform uses standardized assessment items to track performance across learning units and video explanations to boost understanding.

It also provides a combo curriculum containing all topics from IGCSE and NERDC. 

9. Woloafric

WOLO is an African E-Learning Project. It is a platform created to offer education and skills training to Africans. WOLO is a Ga word that means “Book.” Their story is part of an irresistible digital revolution that is taking place in Africa.

Many countries have worked hard to improve access to basic education, but there is still significant work to be done. Today, in sub-Saharan Africa, there are 32.6 million children of primary school age and 25.7 adolescents who are not in school.

The quality of education also remains an issue but we believe technology could be part of the solution.

10. ensures inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, TeachMe started with a burden to help both kids, young people and everyone learn and acquire skills that can help them achieve their goals. is one of Nigeria's Online Marketplaces and one of the best in Africa. A place where everyone can learn any skill like Programming, Yoga, Design, Photography, Spanish, Marketing, Guitar, Finance, Resume writing, Cake Decorating and so much more. 

11. University of Africa

The University of Africa (UoA) is a Private Open Distance-Learning Tertiary Institution with a rapidly growing student base and an expanding portfolio of study programsprograms and degrees being offered.

Currently, these programmes include Bachelor's Degrees in Business Administration; Commerce; Economics; Health Service Administration; Human Resource Management; Law; Logistics and Transport; Marketing; Public Administration; Tourism and many more.

A process is currently underway to make all our courses available online as part of our e-learning initiative.

12. Afrilearn

Afrilearn offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace anywhere and anytime.

They tackle WAEC, JAMB, NECO, Professional Exams, African University Curriculum and more. They are also partnering with key institutions across Africa to offer more specialized content.

13 Prepclass

Prepclass is an ed-tech (educational technology) company that focuses on connecting potential learners with skilled tutors. Their interest is to break from the norm of formal education by providing tutors for basically anything a client may wish to learn.

From English language and grammar structuring to phonetics, sounds, and pronunciation, learners from the age of 4 can be easily signed up by their parents or wards online for sessions that will take place physically at the child/learner/tutee’s comfortable home and time.

14. Compass tutor

Compass tutor is an online platform that helps students reach their full academic potentials, building long-term academic resilience and life-long intellectual curiosity.

We help young people achieve their academic goals from school entrance exams to securing their first place at university.

Our approach is personal and highly tailored with experienced consultants who look after your educational needs from the initial assignment brief and tutor placement until the desired academic results are achieved.

They also provide residential and more full-time tutors when needed and work with international and university students online.

15. is an online tutoring platform providing tools for engaging and teaching learners and students with a mission to connect tutors and students all over the world.

The platform wants to give its users a place to learn anything, teach anything, and collaborate and anytime, anywhere.

16. Ubongo

Ubongo is Africa's leading edutainment company that creates fun, localised and multi-platform educational media that reaches millions of families through accessible technologies.

Their programs significantly improve school readiness and learning outcomes for kids, and also promote social and behavioural change for kids, caregivers and educators.

17. Dovilearn

DoviLearn is an e-learning platform, and iscurrently one of the largest e-learning communities in West Africa.

With their Learning Management System (LMS), DoviLearn has trained professionals and students online. They offer soft-skills and professional training online.

18 LifeLearners

They are one of the leading providers of facilitated training with an exceptional quality delivery to knowledge seekers, and they provide workable learning solutions for different agencies and sectors in the growing economy of Nigeria.

While they partner with the best breed of training and technology companies such as Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, PROMETRIC, Pearson VUE, they employ global practices developed through 10 years of professional experience.

19. Macaranta

Macaranta is a platform that helps people gain valuable knowledge from professional instructors from all over Nigeria and beyond. 

This solution allows students to learn with the required online resource they need and even gives teachers the opportunity to speak with students online.

20. M-Shule

M-Shule is the first adaptive, mobile learning management platform designed to improve performance for millions of primary school students across Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa.

E-learning for kids is a non-profit organization providing free, fun, curriculum-based quality primary education to all children worldwide.

The foundation was launched in the USA in 2004 and in the Netherlands in 2007.

21. Eneza Education

Eneza Education is an ed-tech company that offers revision and learning material via basic feature phones.

 Eneza provides a product that offers an affordable, government-accredited curriculum - in Kenya and Ghana - delivered through mobile phones and meant to supplement in-person education as a digital textbook used in the home.

22. Remote School is a cloud-based learning platform that offers safe and affordable interactive online and home (private tutoring).

The platform is designed to help teachers deliver content to learners, by taking advantage of the power of technology and making learning worthwhile, fun and more engaging. It takes the best of what technology has to offer and delivers effective results for both teachers and students alike.

23. Mobile Classroom

On the Mobile Classroom platform students have access to a pool of numerous video content that helps solve critical problem areas to give them the edge in this changing world.

Their teachers are specifically selected with strict criteria and must have excelled in their chosen subject and topic of reference. 

Bukki Bello

Content Lead



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