Transforming Higher Education Enrolment With Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in Nigeria

Posted: 22 Aug 2018

See all articles by Abdullahi Abubakar Yunusa

Abdullahi Abubakar Yunusa

Usmanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK); Universiti Sains Malaysia

Date Written: August 9, 2018


The growing number of students’ enrollments across the educational landscape, particularly into higher institutions across the world and Nigeria in particular, creates the imperativeness for innovative ideas that will bring about expansion of access and opportunities for the acquisition of affordable and quality education. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has become one of the ‘disruptive’ innovations that has been designed to increase access to education for very large number of people at different locations and time. Despite some of the limitations of Massive Open Online Courses, as espoused by online learning experts, MOOC may be the right pedestal and ultimate educational game changer towards the 21st century transformation of Nigerian Higher Educational system. This paper therefore prescribes a 'Transformation’ process for the higher education system in Nigerian using MOOCs solutions to address the challenges of overpopulated classrooms and inclusiveness.

Keywords: Transformation, Massive Open Online Courses, Higher Education, University Enrollments, Admissions, Learning Management Systems

JEL Classification: Z39

Suggested Citation

Yunusa, Abdullahi Abubakar, Transforming Higher Education Enrolment With Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in Nigeria (August 9, 2018). Available at SSRN:

Abdullahi Abubakar Yunusa (Contact Author)

Usmanu Danfodiyo University (UDUSOK) ( email )

Dept.of Curriculum Studies & Educational Tech.
Faculty of Educ.& Extension Services
Sokoto, 8400001

Universiti Sains Malaysia ( email )

Minden Heights, Pulau Penang
Pulau, PA 11800


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