About Free University of Nigeria
Meet The Free University of Nigeria
Though literacy on a national or global scale has not always been historically significant, today we recognize literacy as a basic human right and organizations all over the world are pushing towards increasing the literacy rate of all countries worldwide. Being able to read and write not only empowers a person but also opens a whole new world of opportunities that is required in order to abolish poverty, and eliminate hunger, and see any progress in the human species overall. Here we are not just looking at educating people but also giving them hope and physical strength to be the best by transforming them into national economic ambassadors within their various chosen fields.
BBSBC Enterprises Alternative Education Initiative (code-named, Free University of Nigeria or simply FUN) is a registered not-for-profit enterprise development and virtual education platform. It is a tuition-free, cloud-based university in Africa whose interest is in opening access to higher education for all in Africa through Professional Alternative Education System (PAES).
Our primary goal is to raise awareness on the need for our youths to participate actively in the National Economic Development Campaign (which is one of the core visions of our organization) through a professional and alternative education system. BBSBC Enterprises like any other professional development body like CISCO; COMPTIA ORACLE etc have membership level and awards to carry out this campaign. We also have National Economic Development Ambassadors (NEDA). NEDA are themselves those who have passed through our training and certified via access to a unique culture of quality education centered on e-learning irrespective of race, financial, cultural, geographic, political, and personal constraints.
FUN represents youths and adults, as well as the out – of – favor university admission seekers struggling to have the right education and make ends meet within their society.
About Illiteracy and Literacy In the World
Many of the countries who have been reported as having very low literacy rates are also among the poorest in the world. A huge majority of the people living in these countries are barely able to eat three square meals per day let alone worry about going to school or learning how to read and write. On the other hand, the alarmingly high illiteracy rate among women from India, Pakistan and Nigeria is attributed to the social inequality that they are experiencing. Women generally receive less education in these countries with their roles still majorly relegated to secondary importance. Recent developments however are changing this norm as families are beginning to accept that education is vital for the future well-being of not only their economic lives but also their freedom.
It is imperative now more than ever for everyone to recognize that education is a basic human right and must be given freely to all including women and children. No amount of progress will equal to the freedom of being able to empower oneself and be given equal opportunities that people from other more advanced countries are enjoying.
In the words of former United States of America President, Bill Clinton, during the celebration of International Literacy Day in 1994, “literacy is not a luxury; it is a right and a responsibility. If our world is to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century we must harness the energy and creativity of all our citizens.” Available data indicates that there are now close to four billion literate people in the world. Inasmuch as this represents a positive stride, literacy for all is still a yet-to-be-accomplished objective. Recent UNESCO statistics show that 774 million adults still cannot read or write – two-thirds of them (493 million) are women. Among youth, 123 million are illiterate of which 76 million are female.
In Nigeria, in-spite of efforts by all tiers of governments to address rising illiteracy level, there has not been a progressive increase in the literary level, especially among the adults. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, adult illiteracy rate in Nigeria stands at 56.9%. The implication of this is that about 70% of Nigerians are illiterates. Considering the fact that globally the illiteracy rate is approximately 20%, the Nigerian situation is rather disturbing.
The Country Comparison Index of Literacy Level by country in 2012 further testifies to the worrisome literacy situation in the country as it shows that Nigeria ranked 161 out of 184 countries with 66 per cent literacy rate. This implies that we belong to the mainstream of the world’s most illiterate countries. A recent USAID study also indicates that an estimated 10 million Nigerian children are not registered in school. A disclosure by a former Minister of State for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, equally indicates that the number of adults who cannot read and write in the country is estimated at 60 million, which is about 38% of the country’s population estimated at 170 million. The revelation was made by Wike at the flagging off of the 2014 International Literacy Day.
The declining fortune of literacy ratio among Nigerian children is, indeed, an embarrassment to the nation as we currently have over 10.5 million children out of school. The current Education for All, EFA, Global Monitoring report ranks Nigeria as one of the countries with the highest level of illiteracy. The EFA report on Nigeria affirmed that the number of illiterate adults has increased by 10 million over the past two decades, to reach 35 million.
The Youths Need a Solution!
The youths have settled long for mediocrity. The free university of Nigeria based on it Professional Alternative Educational System (PAES) will develop our youths and adults with the least amount of hope into the smartest and fastest Entrepreneurs and Employees that this country has ever seen.
The Free university Of Nigeria (FUN), powered by BBSBC Ent ( a registered company in the federal republic of Nigeria), is an institution that is built to fill the educational needs of Nigeria youths and adults and to act as an important resource on which they can build their business that will, in turn, boost economic growth.
We train student in the area of commerce, Economics and Agriculture, in partnership with the Chartered Institute Of Commerce Nigeria (CICN). We provide an holistic approach to training and development, thereby transforming our youths into a total man – a total citizen of Nigeria.
The students will be required to obtain and maintain membership form with the BBSBC National Economic Development Centre ( NEDC) at an annual renewable sum of #5,000.
Training and Exams
In the process of training, all registered students will be required to sit for and pass all their exams at the end of each semester.
An exam fee of #1,000/course will be charged per semester examination, student offers minimum of 6 courses per semester.
A semester duration is 4 months, and there are 2 semester in a year. Towards the year’s end, there will be 2 months of tutor-marked project (TMP) that will be duly supervised by the institute. Student will submit their project and defend them before advancing to the next stage.
At the final stage of the programme, each student will develop his/her own final year project, which is termed Practical Experience Requirement (PER), all students projects will be in line with our National Economic Development System before graduation.
Introducing Honorary Awards in Entrepreneurship to Encourage the Students.
Upon successful completion of our training stages, which are foundation Diploma, Diploma I, Diploma II and Advanced Diploma, graduates will be awarded with our prestigious honorary Bachelor of Enterprise (BEnt.)
Successful and verifiable people and businesses in the society can also apply for the membership of BBSBC National Economic Development Ambassadors (NEDA) and will be honored in the following categories: Bachelor of Enterprise (BEnt), Master of Enterprise (MEnt), and Doctor of Enterprise(Dr.Ent).
Duration of Training: 24 months.
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